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Tamara Helfer

Founder and Board President

Tamara Helfer, PhD, is the founder and former Project Director of Growing Healthy Kids, and she now heads the Growing Healthy Kids Advisory Board. A former research astronomer who pivoted to a second career in science education and program development, she is passionate about building engaging, high-quality programs for learners of all ages and levels. She enjoys hiking, nature photography, and reading and translating Yiddish texts.

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