Tamika attended Central Michigan University where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Immediately after college, she worked in the financial services industry at Northern Trust for almost 10 years. During this time, she acquired knowledge on investments, trust administration, and family wealth preservation.
Tamika had a desire to use her financial knowledge to help students and families navigate the collegiate environment, so she began working as a college counselor within the Noble Network of Charter Schools in Chicago, Illinois. While at Noble, Tamika created a student-centered college counseling philosophy for hundreds of students which yielded 98 – 100% yearly college acceptance, $13+ million in merit scholarships for 3 consecutive years, and a 7% increase in college persistence in one year. She worked as a College Counselor and Director of College Counseling for 5 years before starting her own college counseling and consulting business that she runs today.
When Tamika is not working or spending time with her husband and 2 children, she enjoys spending time with her extended family and friends, traveling, shopping, dancing, and trying new foods.