As the Events Director, Tamaliyapo engages Ohioans in the OEC’s work by planning events statewide and leading the OEC’s intern and volunteer programs. Previously, Tamaliyapo served as an event planner in the entertainment and non-profit industries, including working for Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services, the Ohio Education Association, and Promowest Productions. For two years, she served in the Peace Corps as a Youth Development Facilitator in Costa Rica. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Communications from Miami University. Tamaliyapo is passionate about sustainable development and community outreach.