— Steph Wiafe is a multidisciplinary health and social equity professional and researcher. As a descendant of the Ghanaian Ashanti tribe, she is a racialized settler on stolen land and stands in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples whose land and waters remains unceded. Moving through the world as a Black woman, her dedication to equity stems from her living and lived experiences, as well as her ancestry.
During her Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences from the University of Ottawa, she became passionate about addressing the intersectionality of health disparities among excluded groups, which inspired her research during her Master of Public Health Degree from Queen’s University. Through her work with BIPOCQT+ communities in addressing systemic health disparities, mobilizing grassroots movements, challenging the status quo of white supremacy in health and social systems, and advocating for community-centered fundraising in the non-profit sector, she has cultivated a career dedicated to decolonization.
In her spare time, Steph loves to cook. She loves fresh produce markets, where she can search for in-season ingredients and dream up recipes.