I'm Tamam (you can call me T). I'm a First Gen Students Trainer/Speaker. I help first generation/TRiO students defy the statistics. I hold a Masters degree from Harvard and, over the years, I've had the privilege of inspiring, empowering, and transforming the lives of thousands of first-gen/TRiO students across hundreds of college/university campuses. But as a first-gen myself, the journey has not been an easy one.
Fatemma Soto-Herrera, Director
TRiO SSS/ASEMS Program
University of Arizona
The training was absolutely wonderful. One of the best investments that we could have made for our students. We made it mandatory for our freshmen and sophomores to attend and optional for our upperclassmen. The upperclassmen got as much out of it as the 1st and second year students. His training was very interactive. Students really responded to his story as a prior TRIO student himself. He shared about his own obstacles in college, getting into and through his studies, and really had some amazing activities. The community that he helped us continue to build in our program was worth every penny. He had students participate in team problem solving activities that allowed them to get to know each other on a deeper level, helped them establish goals, helped them brainstorm and identify problems that they were facing at our own institution and created a discussion for how we could break down those barriers. Through his programming, he helped students recognize their strengths and the importance of advocating for themselves to instructors and university staff about what it’s like for them to be a first-gen student. It was such a blast! We had so many laughs and became an even closer TRIO family because of his training. After the training, Tamam continues to make himself available to myself, our staff and our students. I know our students have contacted him for advice as well. He’s very student centered!
WHAT I DO
T TRAINS FIRST GEN STUDENTS
FOR COLLEGE & HS
I'm honored to have had the opportunity to train thousands of first-gen/TRiO students over the years. My full-day training is a comprehensive, hands-on, and empowering leadership development program exclusively tailored to meet the needs of the first-gen/TRiO students.
INSPIRATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKING
My love for speaking, and my dedication to helping students succeed, has allowed me to touch the lives of thousands of students across hundreds of campuses.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Tamam's Training was EXCELLENT... It was ENGAGING... It was CONCRETE and GROUNDING..."
Philip Dirks, TRiO Director
Portland State University
LET ME HELP
Whether you are a program trying to improve the self-efficacy of your students, a student organization looking to put together a campus event, a department trying to increase the retention rate and seeking for an intervention program, let's see how we can work together.