Tara works with youth-serving nonprofits and partners to create meaningful, skills-based learning programs to inspire and support the next generation of scientists. Tara has over 6 years of experience in STEM education and youth development, focused on building pathways for girls and underserved youth to enter higher education and STEM fields. Previously Tara has worked with Girls Incorporated of Holyoke and Girls Incorporated of Westchester County.

“When I was very young, most of my childhood heroes wore capes, flew through the air, or picked up buildings with one arm. They were spectacular and got a lot of attention. But as I grew, my heroes changed, so that now I can honestly say that anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.” – Mr. Rodgers