Manager, Learning & Innovation
Pronouns: She | Her | Hers
“I am South Asian-American woman, social justice advocate, public health professional, lifelong learner, growing leader, daughter, sister, partner, and yogi. I am driven in my mission and passion for tackling the root causes of inequities and creating endless opportunities for all people to thrive. I commit to #LiveInclusively by being intentional and genuine in my actions and goals of bringing equity and improving the health and well-being of our communities.”
Thamara is a Learning & Innovation Manager for The Winters Group, Inc. She is responsible for curating tailored learning experiences and strategies focused on taking action in service of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Thamara is passionate about the intersection between health and social justice and how social determinants of mental health can be addressed through program innovation, behavioral science, and policy. Thamara’s interests include using design and innovation to address minority health disparities, educational opportunity gaps, mental health, and injury and violence prevention.
Before this role, Thamara was a facilitator and designer for a Race and Ethnicity dialogue course through the University of Michigan Program of Intergroup Relations and served as an AmeriCorps diabetes and nutrition educator in Chicago. She was also an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Fellow at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. There, she was also a research fellow with Harvard STRIPED focused on eating disorders and body image as a social justice and public health issue. Most recently, she worked in health communications consulting at Kaiser Permanente and biopharmaceutical research at Boston Consulting Group.
Thamara holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Medical Anthropology from the University of Michigan, and a Masters in Public Health Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in Health Communications and Public Health Leadership from the Harvard School of Public Health.
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