Tamara Power-Drutis is the Executive Director at Crosscut Public Media, the Pacific Northwest’s reader-supported, independent, non-profit electronic journal. Like Crosscut, Tamara believes that an informed public is essential to solving the challenges of our time. She is a Jackson Leadership Fellow, and serves as a Trustee of the World Affairs Council, where she served on the board of the Young Professionals International Network for five years.
With a background in strategic partnerships and communication, 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 diverse teams and executives working on policy and program development for national environmental information management systems.
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 Children’s Hospital, sits on the Advisory Council for the 100K Strong Foundation, a 501c3 created from President Obama’s initiative, and was appointed to and served as Special Advisor to the EducationUSA program for the State Department.