Tamara is the IWMF’s Program Assistant, primarily responsible for facilitating fellowships as part of the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative; she also provides assistance in response to the IWMF’s Emergency Fund. She has led fellowship trips in the Central African Republic and Uganda working to support, assist, and facilitate talented journalists’ reporting. On a typical day you can find Tamara on the hunt for coffee, writing, or on her bike.
Her interest in journalism began in Lebanon at The Daily Star and Executive Magazine, and moved onto include a strong passion toward non-profit work focusing on human rights issues and gender equality during her time at Human Rights Watch, the National Democratic Institute, and now, the International Women’s Media Foundation.
As a graduate from Syracuse University with a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and International Relations, Tamara specialized in the Middle East and North Africa region and intercultural communications. She is originally from Beirut, Lebanon and speaks English, French, and Arabic.