Originally hailing from Texas, Tara spontaneously moved to San Francisco in early 2010 in search of adventure. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Mathematics, she went on to pursue a career in the field of scientific research. She became a faculty member at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute and published over 5 scientific articles in various journals, including Science. She went on to become Previews Editor for Destructoid in July 2010 before assuming the role of co-host of the Destructoid show. She is now Associate Editor, a title which encompasses both video and editorial duties. She is a staunch proponent of kittens, sudoku, Kurt Vonnegut, hip hop music, unrelentless humor, and any game ever made for Sega Genesis. When she's not co-hosting the Destructoid show, 95% of her remaining life is spent on Reddit.