Originally from the rural NC foothills in Caldwell County, Tamia Dame has lived in Asheville since 2015 when she started college at UNCA. Throughout her college career, Tamia tapped into community service by working with over a dozen local nonprofits on various inclusive outreach and collaborative service projects. After graduating, she served in AmeriCorps for a year before joining the team at The American Chestnut Foundation.
Throughout her experiences, Tamia has used her skills in storytelling to shed light on inequitable conditions. She is thrilled to continue telling these important stories with Dogwood in the role of Editorial Associate.