The Tribe Attaché was founded by Marie Mullins upon her return from studying abroad at the University of St. Andrews. She was seeking journalistic opportunities in regards to foreign affairs, but found a lack thereof at William and Mary. Over the winter break she received a notification from a publication at St. Andrews that focused on foreign affairs, and who was seeking writers. She decided to found a similar organization at William and Mary, knowing that there would likely be interest amongst the large number of international relations majors, as well as those who had studied abroad. With this in mind, she gathered an executive board and analysts to form The Tribe Attaché. Its purpose is to grant analysts the autonomy to write on topics of their choice, so long as they pertain to foreign affairs. The publication seeks to grow its readership, with the goal of serving as a source of news and writing opportunities for students at William and Mary.