Tavaris West

Strategic Advisory Council Member

Alumnus, Academy for Global Citizenship
Pre-Med & Finance, Howard University (Class of 2024)

A proud alumni from the very first graduating class at the Academy for Global Citizenship, Tavaris spent eight years cultivating a genuine love for learning while embodying International Baccalaureate learner profile traits and attitudes to become a listener, risk-taker, principled, knowledgeable and caring global citizen. Tavaris transfered his elementary foundation to earn an academic high school scholarship and completed high school with a 4.92 GPA at Marist Catholic High School. Tavaris enjoyed his time at Marist as a student three-sport athlete competing in track, rugby and football. As a Howard University Bison, he has continued his dedication and determination to his success, maintaining a 3.7 GPA while serving as the rugby team Vice President. Tavaris is on the path to earn his BBA degree in finance, and will attend dental school following his undergraduate career to become an orthodontist. He hopes to return to his Chicago community some day to open his own orthodontia practice. Tavaris is not only committed to his education and career goals, but also to his family and community.