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Assistant Professor at the School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University

Tammara Soma is a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation 2014 Doctoral Scholar and the Project Manager and Co-Founder of the Food Systems Lab. The Food Systems Lab applies a social innovation method designed to tackle the issue of food waste in Toronto. She is also a Doctoral candidate in urban planning at the University of Toronto. Her research investigates the factors that influence urban household food consumption and food wasting practices in Indonesia. In 2014, Tammara co-founded the International Food Loss and Food Waste Studies group, the first academic network of global food waste scholars ( Tammara blogs for the Huffington Post and is also an author on issues pertaining to Islam and women's rights. She has been interviewed on national TV shows such as The Agenda, and on the national radio show Metro Morning.


  • 2018–present
    Assistant Professor, SImon Fraser University


  • 2018 
    University of Toronto, Doctor in Philosophy (Planning)
  • 2010 
    University of Toronto, Masters of Science in Planning