Alumni Mentor

ayerTammy Ayer
BA, Journalism, 1989
MA, History, 2003

Tammy Ayer is the Features/Reader Engagement Editor for the Yakima Herald-Republic in Yakima, Washington, where she has worked since 2015.  A native of Indianapolis, Tammy graduated from Terre Haute North Vigo High School and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from ISU in 1989, returning to earn her Master’s in History in 2003.  She has worked for The Brazil Times in Brazil, Indiana, the Terre Haute Tribune-Star, and The Fort Myers (Florida) News-Press.  Drawing a connection between her fields of study, Ayer views history as an integral part of telling people's stories, especially in placing events in their proper context.  She is also keenly aware of the importance of recounting today's stories as accurately as possible, since future historians may well depend on her coverage

Tammy Ayer
Tammy Ayer