Personal Mission

To encourage people to discover their most authentic self by leading an interest-driven life.

Accomplishments

As founder and CEO of KitHub, I develop STEAM education programs that focus on hands-on learning and environmental monitoring in formal and informal learning spaces. I co-founded the Los Angeles Makerspace, a nonprofit partnered with the LA Public Library in over 70 branches to facilitate hands-on workshops for kids in robotics, coding, e-textiles, and stop-motion animation. I co-founded the interest-driven learning startup Connected Camps and held the role of Technology Director for the Digital Media Learning Research Hub at UC Irvine.

Currently based in Tokyo I research and write about forest therapy, wellness and build collaborations with organizations that focus on environmental monitoring. My newsletter "More Trees Please" explores science, technology, politics, art, and therapy and how they are all connected through forest spaces. The Interest Driven Life project explores how we can revolve our lives around our interests instead of fitting them into our ever decreasing spare time.

I've been a regular columnist for Forbes and have spoken at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Archer School for Girls, The White House, Caltech, SXSW, OSCON, MozFest, IFFF, Imagination Foundation, Rhizome, on topics ranging from women in tech, STEAM, DIY and following passions and interests.

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Recent Activity

Street Sheets Tokyo

Tokyo - Co-creator of Street Sheets Tokyo. Now you can bring the iconic streets of Tokyo into your home with our housewares products including duvets, pillow, bags and more. #founder

Interest Driven Life - Costumes, whether for Halloween, cosplay or another dress-up opportunity allow us to explore interests or parts of our personality that aren’t usually on display. #writer

Compose Music Using Your Safecast bGeigie Nano Data

Safecast - Instructions to convert bGeigie CPM readings to a midi file in less than 10 minutes. #writer #educator #artist

Berliner Gazette More World Conference - Tara Brown

Berlin - Moderator at a climate crisis summit to create a project using environmental data. #facilitator

Earth Charter Institute - Certificate in Education for Sustainable Development. #educator

The Canadian - An analysis of STEAM Education at International Schools in Tokyo #writer

Globe.gov - Judge for International Virtual Science Symposium 2018, 2019 #educator

Forest Medicine - Tara Tiger Brown

Forest Medicine — The Science Behind How I Cope With Depression #educator

Interest Driven Life - The benefits of an Accountability Group and Find Encouragement #writer

Globe.gov - Certified Teacher in Air Temperature, Clouds, Precipitation, Surface Temperature, Soil Temperature #educator

Los Angeles - the nonprofit I founded is now part of the Two Bit Circus Foundation #founder

Los Angeles / Tokyo - I co-created Represent.LA to put startups in SoCal on the map. #interviewee