Maleeka received her BSc. from the University of Toronto (majors: Genes, Genetics & Biotechnology and Sociology; minor: English), MSc. from University of Guelph (Food Science) and is currently a PhD Student at the University of Guelph (Food Science). Her current research aims to improve transparency in the food supply chain by using biological and chemical fingerprinting as multi-parameter and complementary tools to assess food integrity. This research will ensure a safe supply chain, high-quality foods for consumers, increased accountability from farmers to distributors and minimize waste.