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Tamara Harris Robinson

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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Financial Executive
Foundation Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Navy Blue
Favorite Food:
Tuna Fish
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Miami
Favorite Quote:
Don't Be Mainstream, Find Your Own Stream.

Birthplace

Born:
8/13/1967
Birth Location:
St. Croix,

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Financial Executive
Foundation Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Navy Blue
Favorite Food:
Tuna Fish
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Miami
Favorite Quote:
Don't Be Mainstream, Find Your Own Stream.

Birthplace

Born:
8/13/1967
Birth Location:
St. Croix
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Biography

Financial advisor and civic leader Tamara Harris Robinson was born on August 13, 1967 in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to Theresita Shelburn Harris and Earl Harris. Robinson graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Girls in 1984, and went on to earn her B.A. degree in economics, with a minor in Spanish, from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988. She then earned her M.B.A. degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1989, and her M.S.W. and E.M.P.A. degrees from New York University in 2012.

From 1990 to 1994, Robinson worked as an associate at Prudential Financial in Newark, New Jersey and Scranton, Pennsylvania. Robinson then became an equity research analyst at Deutsche Bank in 1996. In 1997, she began working at Salomon, Inc. in Hong Kong. Robinson and her then-husband founded the North Jersey Advocates for Education and the Robinson Harris Foundation in 2004, working with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to provide scholarships for minority students. Robinson served as president of the North Jersey Advocates for Education from 2003 to 2009. In 2011, Robinson founded the Haramat Group, serving as chief executive officer. Then, in 2013, she founded Tamara Harris LLC, a divorce consultation firm. Robinson became an adjunct professor at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work in New York City in 2015.

Robinson was active in various organizations throughout her career as well. From 2008 to 2013, she served as vice chair of the United Negro College Fund board of directors, and as chair of the UNCF’s 2012 “A Mind Is…” Gala. Robinson also served as an adjunct professor of public child welfare at Montclair State University and as an adjunct instructor of management and organization practice at New York University Silver School of Social Work. She was a member of the National Association of Professional Women, the Studio Museum in Harlem’s Global Council, the Apollo Theater’s Women’s Committee, and the Davis Museum at Wellesley College’s Director’s Council. Robinson served on the board of trustees at Second Stage Theatre as well.

Robinson has two daughters, Paige Robinson and Simone Robinson.

Tamara Harris Robinson was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on December 17, 2016.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Tamara Harris Robinson's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Tamara Harris Robinson lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Tamara Harris Robinson describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Tamara Harris Robinson talks about her father's upbringing in the U.S. Virgin Islands, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Tamara Harris Robinson talks about her father's upbringing in the U.S. Virgin Islands, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Tamara Harris Robinson describes the racial diversity in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Tamara Harris Robinson recalls the importance of landownership in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Tamara Harris Robinson describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Tamara Harris Robinson describes how her parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Tamara Harris Robinson describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Tamara Harris Robinson describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Tamara Harris Robinson remembers her community on St. Thomas, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Tamara Harris Robinson remembers her community on St. Thomas, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Tamara Harris Robinson talks about her parents' reasons for returning to the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Tamara Harris Robinson remembers the cultural shifts in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Tamara Harris Robinson describes her elementary schooling in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Tamara Harris Robinson describes her early experiences of religion
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Tamara Harris Robinson talks about her perception of her light skin color
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Tamara Harris Robinson talks about her skin color privilege, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Tamara Harris Robinson talks about her skin color privilege, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Tamara Harris Robinson remembers moving to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Tamara Harris Robinson talks about moving to the United States
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Tamara Harris Robinson talks about her relationship with her father
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Tamara Harris Robinson describes her experiences at the Philadelphia High School for Girls
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Tamara Harris Robinson describes her decision to attend the University of Pittsburgh
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Tamara Harris Robinson describes her mother's education and career
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Tamara Harris Robinson talks about her decision to study economics
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Tamara Harris Robinson remembers her coursework at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Tamara Harris Robinson talks about the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Tamara Harris Robinson remembers her position at 3M in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Tamara Harris Robinson describes her reasons for leaving 3M
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Tamara Harris Robinson recalls how she came to work for Prudential Financial Services
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Tamara Harris Robinson talks about her role at Prudential Financial Services
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Tamara Harris Robinson remembers moving to Hong Kong as a newlywed
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Tamara Harris Robinson remembers her interest in working internationally
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Tamara Harris Robinson describes her reasons for moving back to New York City
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Tamara Harris Robinson talks about working in a global environment
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Tamara Harris Robinson talks about her decision to move to New Jersey
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Tamara Harris Robinson describes the creation of the New Jersey Advocates for Education
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Tamara Harris Robinson describes the New Jersey Advocates for Education
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Tamara Harris Robinson talks about her experiences in Beijing, China, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Tamara Harris Robinson talks about her experiences in Beijing, China, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Tamara Harris Robinson remembers joining the board of the United Negro College Fund
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Tamara Harris Robinson talks about the challenges faced by historically black colleges
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Tamara Harris Robinson remembers organizing galas for the United Negro College Fund
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Tamara Harris Robinson talks about the lack of college preparatory classes in inner city public schools
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Tamara Harris Robinson describes her experiences at the Silver School of Social Work at NYU
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Tamara Harris Robinson remembers founding the Haramat Group and Tamara Harris LLC
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Tamara Harris Robinson describes her role as a divorce coach, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Tamara Harris Robinson talks about her role as a divorce coach, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Tamara Harris Robinson describes the process and services of Tamara Harris LLC
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Tamara Harris Robinson talks about her plans for the future
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Tamara Harris Robinson talks about balancing her life and career
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Tamara Harris Robinson reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Tamara Harris Robinson reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Tamara Harris Robinson shares her advice for future generations