Tabitha is a tall, lithe woman with short and wavy brown hair and grey-blue eyes. She has a long nose which is ever so slightly upturned at the end and the bridge of it is covered in a smattering of freckles. Her face is oval in shape and when she smiles, she has dimples on each side of her face. A woman of practicality, she prefers to wear trousers and shirts - typically with the sleeves rolled up to her elbow - with a pair of leather boots. When the occasion calls for it, she will don something more fancy (though, still practical) and enjoys wearing coats, the lengths varying from knee to ankle.
Tabitha was born and raised in Kensington in the UK by her mother and father. The Hawthorne family is well known in the community, her mother known for throwing extravagant (and expensive) parties and her father being in politics. Her parents gave her an upper class upbringing (involving manners, etiquette and dancing), as her father was determined that she would be raised as he had - Pureblood, despite her mother being only a half-blood. When Tabitha turned eleven, she was sent to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and sorted into Gryffindor - she enjoyed her years there, immensely, finding the place to be a welcome escape from her stuffy home life. It was at Hogwarts where she met John Joseph Anderson of the Cheshire Andersons (known as JJ to his friends) and they began dating towards the end of their time at Hogwarts.
It wasn't until she was twenty that Tabitha finally had enough of doing nothing practical or worthwhile and persuaded JJ to travel the world with her, wanting to gain practical experience in DADA and document the many magical creatures that roamed the world, much to the disapproval of her parents who refused to fund her 'ridiculous escapade'. She kept journals in which to keep a record of her findings and discoveries and enjoyed this way of life for many years - until she and JJ reached America. Growing tired of the constant moving and at the summons of his parents, JJ left Tabitha stranded (he'd been the one funding their travels), forcing her to find employment, which she found in Sonora, becoming the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher.
Cassandra and Elijah Hawthorne are her parents. She is an only child.
Through her employment at Sonora, she was reunited with Rory Taransay who had been her team mate on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. She also met Mary Brooding - the Potions professor - with whom she is head over heels in love with and who she married during the summer of SA31.
As of the end of the summer of SA34, she and her wife are now the legal guardians of Zeus Smith, the part-veela son of Mary's ex-girlfriend Michelle who, along with her husband, died in a tragic portkey accident.
Tabitha had no intentions of staying for long at Sonora, never having enjoyed staying in one place for too long and also unsure as to whether she'd be any good as a teacher, having never had any experience with children. However, since meeting and marrying Mary Brooding, she had built a stable life, now entering her fifth year of teaching. She still travels in the holidays, always at least once to Greece to visit Darius and Evangeline and their twins as well as other countries to satisfy her more adventurous side. The end of the summer of SA34 has made her the legal guardian of Zeus Smith, with whom she is struggling to bond with.