College Counseling, Administrator805-684-4127 x235
After graduating from Vassar College with a degree in film studies, most people assumed that Tamar would move back to her hometown of New York City to pursue a career in entertainment or film. A chance visit to her alma mater, Vassar College, however changed the course of her life. She accepted a position in the Admission Office five months after graduation, and thus she discovered a passion for working with young people as they navigate their path toward higher education. After Vassar, Tamar worked in undergraduate admissions at Columbia University. After five years in highly selective college admission, Tamar transitioned to "the other side of the desk" to become the Senior Associate Director of College Counseling at the Riverdale Country School in New York. Tamar comes to Cate from Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles where she spent twelve years as a dean and college counselor. In her spare time, Tamar enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two young sons.