Born and raised in Chicago, Tamara came to Missouri to attend Saint Louis University. In 2010, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work with a certificate in African American Studies. While at SLU, Tamara completed her practicum at Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Eastern Missouri. She spent the next five years working at BBBS due to her passion for helping children. Tamara joined the Marian staff in July 2015 as the College Readiness Officer. She now serves as the Director of College and Career Success and recently graduated from the FOCUS St. Louis Women in Leadership Program.