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Tambra Stevenson

American University School of Communication
PhD candidate
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Based in Washington, DC, Tambra Raye Stevenson is the founder/CEO of WANDA: Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics and Agriculture. As a 2014 National Geographic Traveler of the Year, her passion focuses on reconnecting her food roots to improve health of her community. Appointed by Mayor Bowser to the D.C. Food Policy Council, Tambra chairs the Food System and Nutrition Education working group. Her work has been highlighted by Forbes, Washington Post, Technical.ly, Voice of America, Food Tank, and National Geographic Traveler Magazine. As a Les Dames d’Escoffier International member, she is a contributor to the James Beard award winning book: "Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South."
The Boren National Security Education scholar holds degree in nutrition and public health from Tufts Medical School and Oklahoma State University. She formerly held posts in the US Department of Health and Human Services and US Department of Commerce. She currently resides in Washington, DC when not traveling. Bringing her federal experience from HHS and Commerce, she helped to set the agenda on women’s health and economic empowerment.
She secured federal funding for the first-ever Washington Women and Girls Wellness Conference with 250 leaders to set an agenda to improve the health of 50% of our residents. She also led the development of the first Young Women’s Advisory Committee to support the D.C. Commission for Women. In addition she holds certificates in social marketing and global health communication from New York University-World Health Organization and University of South Florida School of Public Health. She is a PhD Student at American University School of Communication starting this Fall 2019 working with Dr. Benjamin Stokes from the AU Game Lab. Learn more at tambraraye.com.
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