Meet Tamara Ravelo: Yale Divinity School’s First Indigenous Student President Creating a Stronger, More Inclusive Community

Mentored by Celebrity Spiritual Influencer and Teacher Rev. Dr. Iyanla Vanzant, Tamara Ravelo's "Name It, Heal It!" healing series is Bringing Hope and Healing in a World Full of Darkness

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Tamara Ravelo and Dr Vanzant

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - September 16, 2022 - (

It goes without saying that the world in most recent times has been a rather dark place, full of pain, oppression, and isolation. In the aftermath of a global pandemic, the nation and its communities of all sizes and backgrounds are in desperate need of healing — not just physical, but also emotional and spiritual. Unfortunately, few community leaders have stepped up to the challenge to inspire hope and healing in this increasingly tumultuous world. However, Tamara Ravelo, Yale Divinity School's First Indigenous Student Government President in its 200-year history is championing generational change through "Name It, Heal It!", a year-long healing series initiative.

Tamara Ravelo proudly represents her family and people of the Quechan Indian Tribe and is using her presidential platform to add an abundance of light for the good of her school community, tribal community, and global community. Mentored by Rev. Dr. Iyanla Vanzant, a world-renowned spiritual influencer and teacher, who hadn't taken on a mentee in over 40 years, Tamara is breaking cycles, healing pasts, and changing futures as she leads.

Seeking to spread light, love, and a belonging community for all, Tamara Ravelo has coined the acronym MOUNTAIN, a set of principles to bring forth unity, mutual respect, equity, empowerment, and healing. MOUNTAIN stands for: 








(N)ame It, Heal It!

Taking the year by storm, unlike anything Yale Divinity School has ever seen from a student government president, "Name It, Heal It!" will feature powerful healing sessions with world-renowned leaders, namely: Iyanla Vanzant, Joy Harjo, Erika Alexander, Gary Zukav, Heather Aranyi, Gail Song Bantum, Christine Lincoln, Christiana Danielle, Judy Petersen, Bertice Berry, Barbara Levy, Amy Julia Becker, Aisha Dean, Lamon Brewster, and Richard Aaron. 

All of the speakers said "yes" to partnering with Yale Divinity School's President in hopes to add more joy to her educational community and the world. Tamara Ravelo is bringing everyone together to master this MOUNTAIN collectively as a united front for the good of humanity. 

"I love God and I love people. I hope to see a more healed humanity where we work towards the good and foster belonging for all. That's it, simply, that is my work!" - Tamara Ravelo

Through proof of concept, dedication to dismantling the wounds of the past, and unwavering commitment to fostering hope and healing for future generations, Tamara Ravelo's purpose-driven vision has come to fruition with "Name It, Heal It!" 

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