Tammy Stevens

Treasurer, Co-Founder

Tammy Stevens brings 25 years of professional experience working in multiple industries such as finance, consulting, academia, and non-profit. Across these industries, she has engaged executives, building relationships with internal and external partners, and used data to inform decision-making. As the inaugural Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, she led the strategy development for an ambitious set of goals to change the culture of science.

Prior to HHMI, Tammy spent over four years at Northrop Grumman Corporation, where she developed relationships with colleges, universities and numerous other external partners to recruit, retain, promote and create a culture of inclusion for underrepresented students. She also spent eight years as an Associate Dean at MIT, where she ran a set of programs primarily targeted at underrepresented groups in STEM.

Why Mo-saiq

Tammy is a native of Syracuse, NY whereas a young child she was initially tracked into special education until her parent’s friend, who was an educator, advocated on her behalf.  By second grade she was deemed talented in mathematics, but never formally placed into the Gifted and Talented program. Her third-grade teacher told Tammy that she could one day attend Princeton University and Tammy latched onto this proclamation.  Little did she know the barriers she would face from finances, lack of knowledge about Ivy and Ivy-type college culture, guidance counselors who questioned her decisions, self-doubt, and loneliness. Tammy believes every child should have access to the resources and exposure to the many possible career paths.