2013 Tillman Scholar

Tabatha Renz

New York University

“I want to facilitate change at the intersection of policy, technology and operations.”

Tabatha Renz is a 2013 Tillman Scholar that allowed her passion for the Pat Tillman Foundation to eventually lead her into the organization. She joined the team as a Program Manager in January 2019 before becoming the Associate Director of Programs in summer 2021. In this role, she supports her fellow scholars in their professional endeavors by cultivating programs for personal enrichment, cross-discipline collaboration, and leadership development. 

Tabatha brings extensive policy and data experience in the nonprofit and government sectors. Her previous roles in AmeriCorps, Serve Idaho, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, and the City of New York have allowed her to focus her efforts on the veteran and military family community in a variety of ways. In the past 10+ years, she has worked to hone skills in capacity building, design thinking, and strategic planning. Long-term, she hopes to continue to facilitate change at the intersection of policy, technology, and operations. 

As a first-generation college student, Tabatha proudly received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science Studies from Boise State University (and still travels back for football games on the blue turf). She also holds a Master of Public Administration degree from New York University and is credentialed as a Certified Change Agent with additional certificates in Executive Leadership (Cornell) and Social Impact Partnerships (Georgetown).