- Strategic Engagement Catalyst -
Tara is a settler living on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples in the City of Waterloo where she grew up. As a systemic designer, she combines design methods with systems thinking to advance systems change. She encountered Dene Nahjo during her Masters on a wintery trip to Somba K'e (Yellowknife) and has since been involved as a Strategic Engagement Catalyst, working to advance the Dene Nahjo Centre and Dene Nahjo's facilitation services. She has a Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation from OCAD University where she developed her design, systems, and strategy practices. Outside of Dene Nahjo, she is a member of the design collective, Superorganism, and she spends her time riding her bike, weaving, and hanging out with her dog.