A Virginia native, Tara graduated from Smith College where she double majored in Film & Media Studies and English Literature. She spent a semester abroad studying at The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (F.A.M.U.). Tara’s research interests include the increasing accessibility and sophistication of the video essay, and its expanding role as a marketing and educational tool. In pursuit of this objective, she has established the video essay website fourizereviews.com for the purpose of further developing her skills in research and analysis. In her free time, Tara enjoys Brazilian Jiu -Jitsu, reading, cooking and watching Lindsay Ellis video essays.
Areas of Focus: Digital Media, the Film Essay, Transmedia Storytelling and Fan Culture.