“Service is inextricably woven into the tapestry of my life,” says engineer and TAME Board Member Tamara Crawford, during her acceptance speech at the 2016 BEYA STEM Conference. “My joy is inspiring youth through STEM.”
During her acceptance speech, Tamara shared her story of deciding to become an engineer in eighth grade, and how she traveled to Texas to work for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.
“So I set out with no job, family, interview, or connections, and with only $292 in my pocket. Fast forward 13 years, and here I am.” Tamara credits her parents with teaching her that all things are possible.
Congratulations again to Tamara for all her achievements. The TAME family is proud of her work promoting diversity in STEM and creating partnerships among industry, educators, and families. Tamara inspires TAME students to follow in her footsteps.
Photo of Tamara with her parents and one of her three brothers. She credits her parents Archie and Jeannelle Crawford with teaching her that all things are possible.
By Lindsey Carmichael, February 29, 2016.