Tara is a transplant from Massachusetts, who resides in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. She holds a Master of Nonprofit Management from DePaul University's School of Public Service, where her capstone focused on the efficacy, retention, training, and development of youth workers. Tara previously worked on the HR team at Y.O.U., during which time she obtained a certificate in Nonprofit Human Resources from Notre Dame's Mendoza School of Business. Prior to working at Y.O.U., Tara served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the YMCA of Metro Chicago and worked in administration for the Peace Corps. She is passionate about volunteer service, youth allyship, and supporting others in their professional journey to do impactful work. In her spare time, she coordinates an artistic youth mentoring program in Logan Square called Ag47.