Hello! My name is Tara and I am so excited to be a teacher at the REALM. I am originally from New York and moved west after earning a degree in Wildlife Biology and working as a Small Mammal Wildlife Biologist in Maryland and West Virginia. I love biology and found my true passion as an Americops member; taking groups of students out in the field and sharing my love and knowledge of the natural world. This led me to go back to school for a Masters in Education while living in Arizona. We continued traveling west from there and I began teaching in Los Angeles n 2004. I have spent my career teaching a variety of grades and a variety of science classes, mostly in the biological sciences. I spend my free time with my husband and 2 amazing sons (age 9 and age 4)… you can find us either on the soccer field, hiking or at the beach! I look forward to learning and exploring the natural world all around us with the students at the REALM!!