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Tamara Guy is a third-year DECA member, senior from Evanston Township High School. This is Tamara’s first year in a leadership position for DECA but is very excited to learn from this opportunity. Tamara has many great initiatives that she plans to bring to Illinois DECA to help create a great year for everyone. She attended the International Career Development Conference in her sophomore year of high school, and her passion for DECA soared from there. Her favorite memory from DECA is meeting members outside of her chapter which felt like a once in a lifetime experience.
Outside of DECA Tamara writes for her school’s publication, the Evanstonian. Tamara enjoys investigating and writing about social justice issues. In her free time, she also enjoys furthering her research to educate herself more. Tamara is also on the leadership board of Students Organized Against Racism. Tamara is a part of the Community Outreach Committee which helps connect work on the SOAR board with the Evanston community as well as hosting events for the community. She is also an Advisory Board Captain of Team ASAP at her high school, a program that allows for students to talk about their AP classes and how they experience these courses differently to relieve the many stressors around these courses. Tamara has participated in the softball program at her high school for the past three years.
She is very passionate about community work and is involved in a lot of community service initiatives. Her favorite Community work is fundraising for homeless and less fortunate community members as she feels it is overlooked in her community. She has hosted two drives herself throughout high school but has volunteered at and participated in many throughout her life. Tamara also loves volunteering at the summer camp in Michigan she attends and helps at the camp during off-season 3-4 times a year on weekend trips to prepare the camp for the summer season. In her free time,
Tamara enjoys spending time with family and friends and enjoys traveling and immersing herself in the different cultures of different places. DECA has provided Tamara with the passion the pursue business as she plans on majoring in Finance when she attends college.