With over a decade of experience as a practicing registered dietitian, Tara has contributed to the field in various professional capacities. Previously, she worked for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) as the Extension Educator in Gage County covering the areas of food, nutrition, and health with a focus on healthy youth and families, food access, local food systems and food safety. Outside of Gage County, her accountability region included Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson and Saline counties. Currently, Tara is located on East Campus with the Nutrition Education Program (NEP) SNAP-Ed team, focused on state-wide evaluation and scholarship. She also serves in a volunteer capacity with the Nebraska Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, working to advance the profession.