Tamara Richard

Tamara Richard
First Name
Last Name
Saint Lucia

B.A. Hospitality Studies
Magna Cum Laude

Johnson and Wales


In 2008 I took the leap of faith and moved forward with furthering my education at Johnson and Wales University.  Despite being short on funds to cover at least one year’s tuition, I thought I would figure things out as I went along.  I enrolled in the fast track program, applied for scholarships, and then found a job at the college.  This was one of the best decisions I made to this day, and now, 10 years later, I am working on finalizing my MBA in Marketing. 

In 2009, when I received financial support through a grant from the CTO Foundation, I knew this would change my life completely.  It meant that my dream of completing my course would become a reality but, most importantly, it meant that I would be able to make a difference in St. Lucia.  After completing my degree I accepted employment in the Tourism industry helping, not only Saint Lucia, but the entire Caribbean.  

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