Tammy Jane Mackay Chen


Age: 33

Canadian schoolteacher in the French Immersion program at Toronto's Glen Ames Senior Public School with the Toronto District School Board who was the co-founder and president of the non-profit organization called Bright Futures of Burkina Faso, a Canadian-registered charity that supports education and micro-lending initiatives for at-risk students in urban and rural communities in the West African country, who was recently living in Burkina Faso for field work related to her PhD studies focusing on intergenerational effects of poverty on women while she was finishing on her doctorate thesis at the prestigious University of Cambridge in England.

Cause of Death: Shot to death during a terrorist attack

Born: August 4, 1984

Died: August 13, 2017

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso