Tamara Terry

Research Survey Scientist 3, DEI Leader, RTI International


Tamara Terry is an expert in survey research data collection, project and program management, people management and training design and implementation, with over 15 years of experience. She currently serves as a research survey scientist in the Survey Research Division. She has a wide range of experience including managing and providing senior level support on numerous large-scale education, health and social science research projects, leading and developing research teams, managing strategic partnerships, and development support of research proposals and study design.

Tamara also serves on RTI’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Council as the Domestic Outreach Subcommittee Chair and supports RTI’s University Collaborations Office as the Relationship Manager for RTI’s strategic partnership with North Carolina Central University, a Historically Black College/University in Durham, North Carolina. In these roles, she works collaboratively with stakeholders inside and outside of RTI in support of strategic initiatives that drive diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Tamara holds a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from North Carolina Central University.