Tara is managing director for nuclear policy and nonproliferation at Outrider Foundation. She has more than a decade of experience in the national security field, managing complex government programs and supervising teams of talented researchers at both the US State and Treasury departments. Tara holds a PhD in plasma physics and has worked for the US Navy on issues related to weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and for the US State Department on nonproliferation and arms control issues.
I am most excited in working on projects that… help grow public understanding of nuclear weapons issues and that galvanize the public into action.
I am looking for partners that can help me with… projects that communicate nuclear weapons issues to a non-expert audience.
A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… leading a short course for adults on nuclear weapons issues.
Innovations in my field that I am most excited to work on… involve virtual reality/augmented reality and other types of learning experiences.