Staff Spotlight: Tamara Mancini, Senior Assistant Director

Tamara Mancini

Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Tamara and I went to high school in Wichita Falls. I graduated from TTU with my English degree and then stayed to get my Masters in Higher Education while I worked in the athletic department.

What is your role within Student Disability Services?

My duties in SDS consist of managing the AIM system on a daily basis, working with students as needed, coordinating the tutors and student workers, organizing the book scanning and testing for visually impaired students, and running the office as a whole.

Why do you love Texas Tech?

I love Texas Tech mostly because it feels like home.

Why do you enjoy working with students with disabilities and how did you become interested in this field?

I like helping people!  I enjoy working with students – it’s exciting to see them realize their potential.  I fell into this field, it wasn’t what I was planning on doing, but it’s rewarding, exciting everyday with something different going on, and I’m happy to help these students succeed.

What is your favorite time of the year and why?

I don’t have a favorite time – I like different seasons for different reasons.  Fall is crisp and football season is in full force! Winter is fun because my birthday is in December, and I like the cold.  Spring is pretty, nice weather, and baseball season.  Summer is just wonderful because of the sunshine, fun, and possibilities of vacation.

Fun Fact:

I open my home to friends who need a place to stay – for a night, for a weekend, for 2 months or even a year.

StrengthsQuest Strengths:

Adaptability, Developer, Empathy, Includer, Arranger

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