Born in a small town in Nigeria, and raised in Sherwood Park, Alberta (Canada), Tami values the diversity her early childhood experiences have given her. As a recent graduate of Stanford University where she majored in Human Biology with a concentration in child health and development, Tami has always been fascinated with the role social determinants play in health. Her time at Stanford was colored with opportunities that explored this intersection, with the most poignant being her time with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee where she worked to develop programs and initiatives focused on this interplay.
Tami’s love for early education has been inspired by her experiences as a playroom teacher at Bing Nursery, development of a health curriculum for elementary students, and research focused on early childhood development during her undergraduate career.
A strong believer in the power of early interventions to mediate long-term health outcomes, Tami was immediately drawn to the core values of The Primary School. Her favorite quote, “if we change the beginning of the story, we change the whole story” (Unknown), has motivated her to work in early childhood education and she looks forward to further exploring this theme during her time as a Fellow with The Primary School.