After graduating with a degree in visual communications, Tamara Seiler joined the movie-making workforce as a production intern in 2004. The indie feature film she worked on gave her the connections she needed to move to Hollywood, where she worked as a production assistant, stand-in, and extra in shows like “How I Met Your Mother” and “The Big Bang Theory.”
Three and a half years later, Tamara felt like she was famous enough. Her soul mate, Mickey, had relocated to Lincoln for work, and she decided to make the move as well. Now Tamara and Mickey are happily married with one “kid”—a Russian Blue kitten named Roo.
As office manager in the Division of Humanities, Tamara wants to make a difference at Union College. She describes her own college experience as an often overwhelming endeavor, so she wants to help students overcome any stressful challenges they face.
With ever-lengthening to-do lists and crammed-full schedules, it becomes difficult to discover who you are and cultivate your passions. At Union, Tamara wants to create a “restorative anchor”—a space for students and staff to breathe, feel affirmed for their unique gifts, and not get swept into the “graduation assembly line.”
Since she started working at Union in 2011, Tamara has gotten involved in the Quest for Calling program, is a HeartScan mentor, wrangles a group of five interns, and helps students embark on their adventures in ACA (Adventist Colleges Abroad). Her dreams for the future? Travel the rest of Europe, visit Australia, and have tea with Cate Blanchett.
Visit Tamara in humanities (fourth floor of the Dick Building) and ask her about Hollywood, calling, or her adorable kitten Roo.