Meet Tara

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Family

Tara was born in Waco, Texas, and has been a resident of Fort Worth for over 5 years. Tara comes from humble beginnings growing up in an impoverished household where she was raised by her grandmother. Tara is the oldest daughter of two siblings, and 3rd generation Texan from a large extended Hispanic family. Tara is now a nurse, small business owner, and a single mother of three. Tara is a frontline hero.  She does not back down when things get tough.  Working hard and being resilient are attributes Tara credits her family for instilling in her.


Community/Board Service

Executive Board of LGBTQ Saves: a group that focuses on creating safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth 12-24

Executive Board of Texas Latina List: a PAC that focuses on getting Hispanic/Latina women in positions of higher office at the local, county, and state level.

Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Ambassador

Leadership Fort Worth Leading Edge 2022 Class for emerging leaders in Fort Worth under 40

Leadership ISD 2022 Cohort: community leaders advocating for public school systems

Hispanic Women's Network of Texas (HWNT)/Fort Worth Chapter Education Committee

Mentor in the Latinas in Progress (LIP) mentorship program


 

Career

Throughout her career, Tara has been witness to the best and worst of humanity during her 10 plus years in nursing. Tara has served in low income communities specifically in the emergency medicine and behavioral health sectors for the majority of her nursing career. Tara was called upon in May 2020 to serve the Latine Spanish speaking community of Chicago to help fight Covid-19 in an overwhelmed ER.  Due to her sense of pride for her Hispanic community, she answered the call.  Tara, simultaneously, continued fighting Covid in Fort Worth while addressing social justice issues that continued affecting Latine and Black communities.