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Tara, is a dynamic community leader, experienced public speaker and trained facilitator. As a Creative Entrepreneur, Tara believes in the power of self authorization, the importance of relationships and the transformative nature of culture. Her focus is on cultivating spaces that inspire leadership and contribute to building strong communities. Tara's experiences as a community organizer, social worker, event planner and world traveler have given her a unique perspective to building communities. Using her words, Tara inspires her audience to create a vision or the kind of life they want. Through sharing actionable tips and takeaways that have worked for her, Tara provides a road map for her audience to be able to realize their own vision.
Topics of Expertise
- Self Authorization
- Building Relationships
- Power of Culture
- Latino Identity
Past Speaking Engagements
- Keynote Speaker, Career Day during Hispanic Heritage Month, Berkeley College | Fall 2016, New York, NY
- Keynote Speaker, Diversity Jam, Ellis School | Fall 2016, Pittsburgh, PA
- Panelist, "How to Center Culture in Placemaking", Pittsburgh Community Redevelopment Group (PCRG),Community Development Summit "Focus on Place" | Spring 2016, Pittsburgh, PA
- NPR's "Going There: Pittsburgh" with Michel Martin, panelist | Spring 2016, Pittsburgh, PA
- Keynote Speaker, The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Hispanic Heritage Month event | Fall 2015, Pittsburgh, PA
- Panelist for "Ideas & Individuals Shaping 21st Century Metro Areas" moderated by Mayor Bill Peduto, Thrival Festival 2015 | Pittsburgh, PA