Galvanized by sexism and poverty she encountered at 13, Tara founded Turn Your World Around, an organization that engages youth in making a global difference. The organization has since raised over $100,000 and impacted and engaged people globally in various initiatives, garnering international awards and media attention.
Since arriving at Harvard in the fall of 2009, Tara has focused on learning and engaging critically with what it means to create "impact." To that end, she and her project teammates spent the past summer in a community of women forced into prostitution on the outskirts of New Delhi. She is currently working on a project that uses text messaging to facilitate accountability in the Indian education system.
In her spare time, Tara enjoys reading, writing, baking cupcakes, and of late, making chocolate (definitely ask about her chocolate frogs).