Duke University
Nicholas School of the Environment

Research Assistant

Tara received her dual B.S. in Evolution & Ecology and Chinese from The Ohio State University. During her time at Ohio State, she worked with the Linguistics Department and their summer program to promote linguistics to high school students. In addition, she completed her Master of Environmental Management at the Duke Nicholas School of the Environment. Her masters project focused on the Chinese One Belt One Road project to understand how large infrastructure investments from China are affecting the environment in recipient countries. While working as a research assistant for Dr. Weinthal, she pursued her interest in environmental security by helping to document infrastructure destruction and creating maps to visualize the incidents.