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Celebrating Tara! "Bellwether residents have taught me a lot about overcoming challenges"



Describe your role at Bellwether:

My role at Bellwether as a Resident Services Coordinator allows me to wear multiple hats. I provide a wide range of resources, referrals, and support to the residents at First & Vine. Equity, accessibility, community partnerships, and resident events are also an essential part of my role.


What do you find most meaningful about your work?

The residents at First & Vine each have their own voice, perspective, and story that I have been lucky to be a part of throughout my day-to-day work. They have taught me a lot about overcoming challenges, increasing self-sufficiency, and being resourceful. These relationships with residents have become extremely meaningful to me during my four years at Bellwether.


Tell us about a woman that you admire or are inspired by (past or present).

I’ve always appreciated @MarleeMatlin. Marlee is a tremendous advocate for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and accessibility. She is an author, actress, and activist. Marlee is the only Deaf performer who has won an Academy Award. I found her to be extremely relatable as I was navigating through my own journey as a deaf individual.


What Colleagues Say:

“Tara demonstrated strong leadership on two projects with HR in 2020 (and ongoing) – Equity Orientation for New Hires and the Accessible Meetings. She has clearly shown her commitment to equity at Bellwether and her ability to collaborate cross-functionally.”