Born and raised in Chicago, Tamara Harris came to Missouri to attend Saint Louis University (SLU). In 2010, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work and 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 because she has a passion for helping children. Tamara joined the Marian staff in July 2015 as the College Readiness Officer. In this role, she is responsible for tracking graduates throughout high school to ensure they succeed academically, socially, and emotionally.