Tamara Power-Drutis is the Executive Director at Crosscut, and a 2016-2017 Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow researching innovative methods for engaging news audiences. With a background in strategic partnerships and community engagement, Tamara believes firmly in the value of civil dialogue and servant leadership. She recently completed a year as an inaugural Henry M. Jackson Foundation Leadership Fellow, and serves as a Trustee of the World Affairs Council Seattle. Tamara is the former Communications Coordinator at the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research and policy center developing system wide solutions for K-12 public education. She began her career as a Research Associate at Ross Strategic, supporting partnerships between EPA, State, and Tribal groups around environmental information management systems. She is active in community organizing, and has served on the boards of the Young Professionals International Network and the Lesotho Connection. Tamara holds a B.A. in Political Science from Pacific Lutheran University, where she served as the Vice President of the Associated Student Body and was a Sustainability Fellow. Born in Tacoma, raised in Cheney, and now a resident of Rainier Beach in Seattle, Tamara is a product of Washington State.