ameka Tanner is a two-time graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who currently works on the Grants and Contracts Management team at the institution. Born and raised on Chicagoâ€™s West Side, Tameka has consistently given back to the community. She works with federally qualified health centers to help community members gain access to affordable healthcare, mentors first-generation college students on
college success, and mentors teens and young adults on their spiritual journey. Through her volunteer work in the church, Tameka has nearly 20 years of experience leading discussions and teaching small and large groups on empowerment, purpose, and the importance of an effective prayer life. She continues to serve in the church and in the marketplace through her lifelong commitment to encourage and inspire others.