Tamara is a Hawaii native, half Pacific Islander and half Asian identified woman who moved to the Bay Area back in 2009. She was raised by a single mother of three children in low-income housing, which fueled her passion for working with minority groups within the low-income population. Tamara is a first-generation college graduate. She graduated from California State East Bay with a BA in Sociology and is currently pursuing a Masters in Educational Counseling with an emphasis in College Counseling and Student Affairs. Before coming to Coleman, she worked with children within different realms of childcare for 6 years and in the nonprofit sector for 2 years. In her free time, Tamara enjoys traveling, cooking, organizing, being a plant Mom, chasing the latest food trend, and napping.