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Tara Brown hails from Homer, Alaska, a small town nestled on the shore of a glistening bay with glaciers and mountains surrounding the shoreline and active volcanoes looming in the distance. Through growing up in the Alaskan wilderness, Tara found a passion for all things wild and outdoors.
After attending the University of California, Davis and graduating with a BA in Political Science, Tara pursued environmental policy as a Legislative Assistant in the California Legislature. While working for the Chair of the Natural Resources Committee in California she expanded her skills in environmental policy and conservation advocacy. She has successfully run numerous environmental protection bills and political campaigns, including legislation to protect coastal areas from oil spills.
Not only is Tara continuing to protect public lands with Oregon Wild, she is also pursuing her Master’s degree in Business Administration at Portland State University. She is continuing her education in hopes to meld the relationship between wildlife protection and profitable business models, and is avid that the gap between economic values and responsible environmental stewardship can be bridged.
Tara is excited to use her passion for wildlife conservation and advocacy to protect Oregon’s stunning and endangered wildlands, specifically Crater Lake National Park. When she is not out working on protecting Crater Lake and public lands, she enjoys hiking, yoga, kayaking, fishing, a good beer, and watching hockey.