- Additional Programs
- Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest
As sustainability specialist, Tara performs a dual role- focusing on sustainability and climate communications and working with students in the Sustainability Solutions Lab. Tara graduated from the Robert E. Cook Honors College at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a dual degree in Political Science and Environmental Anthropology and went on to get her master’s degree at the University of Edinburgh in their Global Environment, Politics, and Society program. Professionally, she has experience in marketing, communications, sustainable event coordination, and community engagement.
In her work, she strives to always come from a place of respect, learning, and unlearning and to infuse every project with her deep passion for environmental justice, community building, and the creation of more equitable, safe, and inclusive futures for all. She is driven by hope for the future and believes deeply in humanity’s role as stewards of the earth.
Outside of work, she loves to travel and experience cultures different from her own, garden, paint, eat good food (especially cheese!), hike, and snowboard.
Her door is always open and she’s excited to meet you all!