Tara is a Design Researcher and systems thinker, who applies perceptive problem-solving and people-centered design to product development. Tara enjoys facilitating design experiences and is in her element workshopping and co-creating solutions. She thrives in dynamic environments and brings her trademark energy to any room.
After earning her master’s degree in industrial and product design from Savannah College of Art and Design, Tara found her calling in the world of UX Research. Prior to this, she worked as a Research Aide in a United Nations’ NGO where she followed the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Tara’s experience at the UN working on issues such as climate justice and gender equality highlighted how grassroots development connects to macro scale policy. She ultimately pivoted to design because she wanted to be more experimental. She is currently working with designers to understand how to counter the effects of racial bias on design as a part of The Race After Technology Book Club. Outside of her design work, Tara enjoys art in all forms, especially exploring the dance and music scene.