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Tamara Power-Drutis

Tamara Power-Drutis

Tamara Power-Drutis is the chief of staff and We the People campaign director at the Amplifier Foundation, where she is dedicated to igniting a national dialogue about American values through public art and story sharing. She is a 2016-2017 Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow researching innovative methods for engaging news audiences, and the former executive director of the Northwest independent news site Crosscut Public Media. 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 the Environmental Protection Agency, 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.

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