Originally nervous about the transition to college, Tamara found a welcoming campus, great friends, individual attention from professors and even opportunities to collaborate on faculty research at RWU. As a Student Advocate and an RWU First Year Experience co-instructor, Tamara helped new students with their transition to the University. During the summer between her junior and senior year, Tamara's interest in human rights advocacy and her desire to explore the world meshed perfectly and she landed an internship with Amnesty International in Australia. While in Australia, she researched the treatment of Aboriginal peoples, examined law enforcement procedures and helped with Amnesty International’s annual meeting. Of course, she also took full advantage of opportunities to explore, take weekend trips and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef!