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In 2016 Tamara was awarded the Southern Oregon University Psychology Department's Resiliency Award, the Native American Studies Program’s Most Outstanding Senior, she was given Honorable Mention by the National Science Foundation for her research proposal on Native infant mortality, and was the Co-Chair for the Native American Student Union for two years.
Tamara graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a certificate in Native American Studies. Tamara is a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and a member of the Chinook Indian Nation. Tamara was born in Washington State on the outskirts of Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation. There she developed her passion for giving back to the Native community and devoting her research interests to mending psychological and health disparities in Native populations.