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Tamara Hudgins, Ph.D.

Executive Director
Dr. Hudgins has 18+ years experience in nonprofit management and development and was executive director of a community foundation before joining Girlstart. Before her move to Texas in late 2005, Hudgins was executive director of a nonprofit that served more than 11,000 Chicago teachers and children every week. Tamara is passionate about creating and sustaining high-quality educational programs that improve teaching and learning. She received her Ph.D. at Charles University in Prague, and earned M.A. and B.A. degrees from School of the Art Institute and Ohio State University, respectively. She has taught at the graduate level at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Central European University, and the Prague College of Studies in Art and Architecture.