Tam Emerson is the Director of the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program at the Center for Youth and Communities. Tam is a 2008 Eli J. Segal City Year Fellow and joined the Segal Program Team as a Management Fellow in 2012.
The Segal Program selects fellows with a track record of leadership. Through trainings, events, mentorship, networking, experiential learning and knowledge development, the Segal Program offers Segal Fellows collaborative and skill- and network-building opportunities to make a difference in their communities.
Prior to her work with the Segal Program, Tam served for two years at City Year Boston and was part of the start-up team for the City Year London site. Tam earned a B.S. in an interdisciplinary program with Math/Science as well as Elementary Education with a minor in Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy from Wheelock College. Additionally, Tam completed a research fellowship through the American Cancer Society at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the Pediatric Oncology Department. She is co-President of Young Education Professionals-Boston (YEP), was selected as a 2015 Boston New Leaders Council Fellow, and was named in the 2016 Top 100 People for Latinos in Massachusetts by El Planeta, the prominent Boston daily Latino news outlet.