About Tamia

Tamia Fowlkes is a senior at the University of Wisconsin – Madison majoring in Journalism and Political Science. Her journalistic passions stem from a passion to inform and educate her peers and community. Tamia has written for the Wisconsin State Journal, Isthmus and Madison Commons. She serves as the Big 10 Voting Challenge Intern for the Morgridge Center of Public Service and as an Andrew Goodman Ambassador for the Andrew Goodman Foundation. All of her positions have heightened her passions about politics, education, writing, and activism, and she is excited to continue growing as a writer and leader. 

Recent Appearances

2021 News Reel

NABJ Short Course 2021

Oprah Winfrey Network: OWN Your Vote

Kal Penn Approves This Message on Freeform

The Badger Report

The October 23, 2020 The Badger Report; a newscast produced and reported by students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Discussion and Q&A with CBS News Correspondent Wesley Lowery

CBS News Correspondent Wesley Lowery for a virtual discussion and Q&A about the challenges and ethics of reporting on racial justice and law enforcement, as well as the challenges of “objectivity” in journalism.

Meet The Press: College Roundtable

On Meet the Press: College Roundtable, Anna Salvatore, an incoming freshman at Princeton University, Tamia Fowlkes, a rising junior at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and Camille Respess, a rising senior at the University of Florida, interview NAACP President Derrick Johnson as protests continue across the country following the death of George Floyd.

Andrew Goodman Foundation: Take Back Your Power Weekend

Andrew Goodman Ambassador and student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tamia Fowlkes led a discussion between Isabel Muir, a student activist with Florida PIRG, and Johnnie Jae, founder of A Tribe Called Geek about how digital mediums can be leveraged to help further voting rights messaging and activism.

In the Field


Recent Blog Posts


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