Tamara is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at North Carolina Central University, which she expects to receive in December of 2024. This is an important step in her journey to become a midwife. She is the mother of a 2 year old daughter.  

Tamara lost her own mother to postpartum preeclampsia when she was 9 days old. Her subsequent journey through her own pregnancy and postpartum period made her aware of unsettling disparities in maternal healthcare. Always interested in the healthcare field, this ignited her fierce passion to contribute to dismantling these inequalities. Her mission is “to eliminate the barriers that perpetuate these distressing statistics. Through education, advocacy, and compassionate care,…”, she aspires “to ensure equitable access to quality maternal healthcare for all women, regardless of their backgrounds.”

To work as a midwife, Tamara must hold a BS in nursing, then gain at least one year of experience in Labor and Delivery, followed by completing a midwifery program which she expects to do at East Carolina University. In demonstration of her commitment to her goal, Tamara has previously worked full-time while putting herself through four years of college at North Carolina State University, earning a BS in biology.

 Tamara sees winning the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award as an affirmation of her purpose. She states, “ With your support, I am committed to converting challenges into opportunities for change. Let us work together towards a world where every mother’s journey into motherhood is met with safety, celebration, and the promise of a brighter future.”