Tamara Vasan

Foundation Relations Manager

Tamara is Foundation Relations Manager at ecoAmerica. As a strategic leader in the social change sector for more than 20 years, Tamara has raised millions in private and public funds to advance social justice. Tamara is committed to anti-racism, economic equity, centering people of color, and a carbon-free future. She grew up on the ancestral lands of the Coastal Salish people in the Puget Sound region of Washington State where she connected with land and environment at an early age. At the Evergreen State College, Tamara focused on ecology, race, class, gender, and American History. She was a researcher and co-author for the anthology, American Families, A Multi-Cultural Reader, with the feminist historian Stephanie Coontz. Tamara also studied at Columbia’s Earth Institute and earned a Certificate in Fundraising from New York University’s Heyman School of Philanthropy. She is the Board Chair of the Mountains and Rivers order of Zen Buddhism and serves her community by organizing to address climate change and liberation for all.