Tamara is a 25-year veteran of the entertainment industry, specializing in deals for the visual effects for motion pictures, television series, video games, and commercials. Prior to starting her own firm, Tamara served as Corporate Counsel in the Business Affairs Group at Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound (divisions of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd.). Before joining Lucasfilm, Tamara was an associate in the Technology Transactions Group of the leading law firm Wilson Sonsini in Palo Alto, California. Tamara earned her BA from Duke and her JD/MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and Duke’s School of Law. She currently serves as Co-Head of Duke Alumni Admissions for the Peninsula/Silicon Valley region of California, has been a formal mentor to Duke undergraduates enrolled in the Duke I&E Certificate since the program’s inception, and works with Duke entrepreneurs in the D-Fan pipeline (Pratt School of Engineering). She resides in Los Altos & Santa Barbara, CA and is married to Eric Free (B.S.E. ’91, M.B.A. ’98).