By Mary Hopfner-Thomas / Posted on January 13th, 2014
“I deeply care about people and I like to work for causes that I believe in.” That’s how Tara describes herself and working at The Green House Project allows her to do both.
She pursued a degree in International Affairs because she has a strong interest in international human rights work. However, Tara recognizes that we have our own set of challenges within this country and is quick to identify the importance of deep, transformational change in the skilled nursing industry. The Green House model provides the right environment for Elders, and she understands that the voice of Elder is central to a meaningful life.
Tara worked with Elders, as part of her legal education, providing free legal services to those in need. She attended The University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law—it was a good match for her because it is a public interest law school, thus allowing her to help others.
Policy and politics are two other strong interests of Tara’s. She recently worked with a company that utilized the latest techniques to analyze political data and strategically target the prospective voter.
As the Senior Operations Coordinator, Tara brings her many talents to support the team with an emphasis on Green House education programs and marketing activities:
- B. A. International Affairs, The University of Colorado
- J.D., University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
- Catalist, LLC, Associate General Counsel
- Legal Fellow, Office of Congressman Steve Kagen
In her spare time, Tara enjoys participating in all kinds of sports, she likes to write and has her own blog. She is also extremely active in the DC chapter of her alumni club. One other interesting note about Tara—she has citizenship in three countries: United State, Canada and Ireland!