Tamar received her undergraduate degree in 2016 and comes to Georgetown Law after working as a legal services paralegal. She was most recently at the Project on Predatory Student Lending in the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School. There, she assisted student loan borrowers whose consumer rights were violated by for-profit colleges’ predatory lending practices. While living in Boston, Tamar also served on the board of the Cambridge Women’s Center, a grassroots organization that provides a supportive community space for all women, especially those dealing with housing insecurity and sexual violence.
Before that, Tamar lived in Philadelphia as a Haverford House fellow. She worked at Community Legal Services’ housing unit, where she assisted private and subsidized housing tenants facing eviction. While at Community Legal Services, Tamar also started a food cupboard program for clients facing food insecurity. As a Haverford House fellow, Tamar facilitated a housing policy advocacy group at a transitional housing shelter.
Tamar grew up in New York City and Tel-Aviv. She moved back to the United States to attend Haverford College, where she majored in political science, minored in economics, and completed a concentration in peace, justice and human rights. During her time at Haverford, Tamar was involved in restorative justice initiatives and interned at the Center for Court Innovation in New York, which inspired her thesis on criminal justice reform.
At Georgetown Law, Tamar hopes to continue to grow as a community advocate and is dedicated to continuing to work in direct legal services.