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Homa Dashtaki was born in Iran with family roots in Aliabad and Mobarakeh, Yazd. She immigrated to the United States at age 8. She studied literature at UCLA and law at Cornell University, eventually working at one of the top 5 law firms in the country. After the 2009 financial crash, she accidentally found herself starting a yogurt company with her father, based on the recipes her family had used for generations. What started as a quiet bonding activity with her family has turned into a successful food brand. Her Zoroastrian ethos has paved the path for every decision the company has made, and The White Moustache Yogurt Company has become a celebrated advocate of sustainable food production and the prevention of food waste. Its efforts of putting value on the environment, people and animals over monetary profits have led to a whole new model of what a successful business could look like in America.