Tara Tiger Brown

As a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Forestry, I am researching the link between forest-based interventions, environmental factors, and health outcomes. My dissertation topic, “Effects of Forest Bathing and Environmental Factors on Individual Health Responses in Vancouver Parks,” is a randomized controlled trial supported by the Shuttleworth Foundation and Nature Vancouver.

Illustration of Forest Bathing

In addition to my academic pursuits, I am a certified Forest Therapy Guide and an Earth Charter Educator and GLOBE Teacher. I am also the co-creator of the Interest Driven Life project. My technology background includes co-founding three organizations: KitHubLA Makerspace, and Connected Camps and software development at Microsoft.

I’m a Meme

In 2010, my husband took a photo of me and my son on the Paris Metro. Little did we know, that chance moment would turn into a viral meme and spark a journey to find the stranger in the photo. Thanks to the power of the internet, we were able to locate the man in just two days. Our experience is a poignant reminder of the connections we share as human beings. Read our story