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Tammy is the Deputy Director of Intergovernmental and Global Affairs for Harris County, Texas, the third largest county in the United States, with a population of over 4.6 million people and one of the most diverse in the nation. Prior to her role in Harris County she served as the Senior Political Specialist for the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua for almost 10 years. She has worked as a consultant on human trafficking, migration, and democracy and governance programming implemented in Central America and other Latin American countries. She obtained her law degree from Universidad Americana (UAM) and obtained postgraduate degrees in Private Contracts Law and Consumer’s Rights Law at Universidad Centroamericana (UCA). Thamara is certified as an International Electoral Observer with the Organization of American States (OAS), she is a fellow of Georgetown University's Innovation and Leadership in Public Policy Program. Thamara is a Fellow of the 12th class of the Central American Leadership Initiative (CALI) and member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.