Tamara Johnson – Southeast Asia Partnership Manager

Tamara Johnson is from New York City but has spent about 10 years living in Asia and South America. She started off as a ballet dancer with a passion for learning. She graduated from SUNY Binghamton, where she focused on neuroscience and philosophy, then spent some time in labs before deciding to explore the world. After working as an educator in India, a tango dancer in Argentina, a sailor across the Pacific Ocean and a writer all over the place, she went back to school for a masters degree in international affairs at The New School. While on a Ford Foundation fellowship studying comparative education policies in Asia, she reconnected with her passion for education. Following a few years of working at various education-focused nonprofits in the U.S., Tamara returned to Asia on a United Nations University for Peace Scholarship to learn about social impact entrepreneurship with the Designing for Social Innovation and Leadership program. She is now thrilled to be at JUMP!, where she’s excited to pay forward all of her opportunities for experiential education. In addition to trying to learn as much as possible about the world and make a positive impact, she loves rock and mountain climbing, languages, and any kind of dance.



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