Tara serves as the Deputy Executive Secretary for the Truman Foundation. She works closely with faculty representatives on recruiting and advising students during the Truman application process.
Tara is a 1993 Truman Scholar from Allentown, Pennsylvania. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Syracuse University. She was a dual major in Policy Studies and African-American Studies. She was selected as a Woodruff Fellow at Emory University School of Law and earned her Juris Doctorate in 1997.
Before joining the Truman Foundation, Tara worked for the Fulton County Office of the Public Defender in Atlanta, Georgia. She began in the Jail Division and Juvenile Court. After gaining a taste and reputation for trial work, she was selected for the Felony Trial Division. She represented clients in a variety of criminal matters - from minor ordnance violations to major violent felonies. She loved every minute of it - and will regale any unsuspecting listeners with vivid tales of her exploits.