TamRA Wich’MA – Scholarships
Hi! My name is TamRa Wich’Ma, Consultant & Coach of Live True Wholeness. I have 15+ years of experience working in the non-profit sector, community organizing, event planning, program development, and implementation, as well as grant writing for community programs and projects in the social work field. My work has included people from all walks of life; including those experiencing homelessness, mental health needs, racial, inequity, intimate, partner, violence, addiction issues, spirituality seeking, and full spectrum trauma needs. My educational background: Bachelor of Social Work and Masters of Social Science. I believe deeply in the use of arts to move forward social integration, healing, and well-being. My most recent project is a cinematic educational video series (think docu-series) on expanding awareness for Social Services Providers, Clinicians, and clients about the prevalence and extensiveness of the impacts of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences.
I identify as a multi ethnic Costa Rican, American woman who is a third culture individual. My mother is a black Latina from Costa Rica, and I am first generation on my mother’s side, my father is the descendent of a long line of doctors and US military, in addition, he has lived with Parkinson’s for most of my 37 years. I grew up experiencing struggle from lower socioeconomic class, and being outside the dominant majority in rural predominantly less Melanated European Northern California.