Tye Tavaras is the Associate Director of Global Strategy & Initiatives at Emory University. Prior to joining GSI, Tye Tavaras was a Program Associate at The Carter Center on the Democracy Program's Democratic Election Standards project. Prior to joining the Center, she served as a contributing writer for Mic and Ramel Media, and as a study-abroad advisor for Emory University. As a study abroad advisor, Tavaras focused on non-traditional locations and diversity and inclusion in international education. She also worked as the resident director in Jordan for the Critical Language Scholarships program. She was published in 2015 as a co-author of the article "Indiscriminate Power: Racial Profiling and Surveillance Since 9/11” in the University of Pennsylvania's Journal of Law and Social Change.
A native of Atlanta, Tavaras obtained a B.A. in International Studies from Emory University, an M.A. in International Human Rights Law from The American University in Cairo, and a Juris Master focused on International Law from Emory Law School.