Tamara holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Spanish from the University of California, Davis, a Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design and a Master of Architecture from Parsons the New School for Design. She joined Lighting Workshop in 2014. Prior to joining Lighting Workshop, Tamara worked in both architecture and commercial development fields. Tamara is an active member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).