PhD, Food Science, UC Davis
Andrea Tam is a passionate food scientist who is driven to solve food challenges through the revalorization of food waste streams and incorporation of healthy components into existing food products to improve human and planetary health. As a PhD candidate in the Department of Food Science and Technology with Dr. de Moura Bell at UC Davis, she has gained a deep understanding of food system life cycles and the development of pilot-scale processes and products.
Through her research, Tam hopes to provide the scientific evidence needed to confirm the possible health benefits that could arise from the consumption of foods or animal feed containing a novel class of prophylactic ingredients that are currently considered waste. Ultimately, she looks to combine her academic research, industrial production, and business acumen to create equitable access to food products that will improve the health and well-being of all.