Tamara Polingo Restorative Justice Specialist
Tammi started with Umoja in July 2018.
Prior to joining the team, she worked as a school social worker on the southside of Chicago. Tammi’s passion for youth and education grew during her undergraduate studies at the University of Saint Thomas, in St. Paul, MN, where she studied Psychology and Family Studies. From there, Tammi attended the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration where she received her Master’s Degree in Social Work and built a heart for social justice and advocacy. Tammi is ecstatic to join the Umoja team, and begin to work more closely with schools to support them in building capacity for more equitable and restorative practices.