In 2021, Tara graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in Environmental Studies and Communication. She is a Tucson native who loves the Sonoran desert! During her time in college, she worked for a sustainable apparel company and taught environmental science lessons to elementary schoolers. Tara also planned sustainability-related programs and events to engage the local community. During her senior year, she worked for the University’s Office of Sustainability as a Compost Specialist. Additionally, Tara worked with the City of Tucson to develop Green Stormwater Infrastructure policies. When she’s not at work, she enjoys hiking in the Santa Catalina mountains and biking along the Rillito River path. Tara is excited to experience all that Colorado has to offer and meet lots of eco-conscious people! In 2022, she will begin graduate studies in Sustainability at Portland State University.