Before diving into promoting the incredible innovations of the ocean and water industry Tamara spent a decade ocean bound for weeks at a time, deploying and helping develop state-of-the-art geophysical sensors in some of the most challenging environments, the salty depths of the world’s oceans. While she thoroughly enjoyed managing projects with advanced technology and collaborating with a diverse workforce and clientele, the international travels made her witness to the worst of the greatest challenges facing humanity, from ocean pollution to water scarcity; she resolved to pivot her career into sustainability and ecological resilience.
Since earning a Masters of Advanced Studies in Climate Science and Policy from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, CA, Tamara works to advance and develop programs that enable STEM students, researchers, policymakers, government officials and technology companies to come together to innovate and collaborate internationally towards sustainable solutions.
She also holds a Bachelors of Science in Geological Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin and enjoys contributing her technical knowledge to a team of adept communicators as she hones those skills herself. She shares with us her expertise in strategic collaboration to head up partnership development.
Tamara is most happy near a body of water, relishes any chance to SCUBA and loves learning new languages and cultures.