Sana Javeri Kadri


Years of Participation


Sana Javeri Kadri (she/her) is the founder of Diaspora Co., a direct trade spice company working towards a radically equitable, sustainable, and more delicious spice supply chain.

Sana was born and raised in Mumbai, India in a big, mixed-up Muslim-Jain-Hindu family assembled from every corner of the country where food was the common denominator and what brought them all together. She’s been working in the food industry since she was a teenager, and has dipped her toes in every facet of the food industry from line cook to farmworker, to food photographer, to marketing consultant, to CSA manager, to spice CEO.

She founded Diaspora Co. in 2017 with a big vision and a very small budget ($3K!). It has quickly grown (20x since 2018!) to become a nationally acclaimed, beloved spice brand that champions more than 150 regenerative family farms and 1200+ farmworkers. Diaspora aims to set a new standard for what equity and culture in our global food system can look like.

Sana currently lives between Mumbai, India, and Oakland, California.