Tara is a Ph.D. student in EPOL with a concentration in higher education. Her research interests are focused specifically on the ethics of higher education fundraising, particularly when it comes to vulnerable donor populations like the elderly and cognitively impaired. Tara is currently the Director of Development at North Carolina State University in Raleigh and the co-founder of Cognitive Empowerment Consulting, a higher education and nonprofit consulting firm.
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Delaney
Education: Illinois State University (B.S.), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (J.D. & Ed.M.)