Tamara McCallum is a native of Mount Vernon, NY. She has worked in education for over 10 years, starting at her former high school - Mt. Vernon High School, and most recently at Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change in Harlem, NY. Tamara has created postsecondary access and success programs for middle and high school students, connecting them with opportunities for community service, and scholarships. She received her BA in Liberal studies from SUNY Purchase College. Tamara is passionate about equitable access to higher education, and teaching self advocacy.