Director of Special Initiatives
Tara (she/her/hers pronouns) directs ITDP’s Special Initiatives, which include mobility pricing, electrification, and new mobility, among others. Prior to joining the team, she worked in support of public life and public space, advocating for people-friendly cities at the Gehl Institute. Tara has worked in a broad range of urban sectors, geared toward planning and designing a better experience for city-dwellers in terms of equitable access to space, healthy buildings, resilient infrastructure, and social connectivity.
Tara completed her Master and Bachelor degrees at New York University, in Environmental Conservation Education, and Studio Art, respectively. She is passionate about people-powered transportation, eating low on the food chain, curbing our culture’s addiction to single-use items, and clean, simple designs.