tamara has written for over 100 publications including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Details, Delta Sky, BBC, Forbes, Jay z’s Life+Times, Automobile, AutoWeek, Vibe and the Detroit Free Press. She is a graduate of The New School’s MFA Creative Writing program, and served as a teaching assistant in the Riggio Honors Program, and James Madison College at Michigan State University, where she first worked as a reporter at The State News.
She was active in the Detroit techno scene in the late '90s, which led to her work as a music writer and later as an automotive journalist. Tamara is a member of the Author’s Guild and a juror for the World Car of the Year. Her essays have appeared in Definition: The Art & Design of Hip Hop (Harper Collins) and the forthcoming Luxury: History, Culture, Consumption (Bloomsbury.) The Motor City native lives in New York.