Tara Tiger Brown is a technologist and author exploring the intersection of the environment, education, and wellbeing.
As founder and CEO of KitHub, she develops STEAM education programs focused on hands-on learning and environmental monitoring used both in and out of the classroom. She previously founded the Los Angeles Makerspace, a nonprofit currently partnered with the LA Public Library to facilitate hands-on workshops for kids in subjects including robotics, coding, e-textiles, and stop-motion animation now in over 70 branches across Los Angeles. She co-founded the interest-driven learning startup Connected Camps and held the role of Technology Director for Digital Media Learning Research Hub at UC Irvine and the Connected Learning Alliance as well as Technology Advisor at Born This Way Foundation.
Currently based in Tokyo she is researching and writing about forest therapy combined with the science behind happiness as well as building collaborations with organizations that focus on STEAM and environmental monitoring. Tara's widely read newsletter "More Trees Please" explores science, technology, politics, art, and therapy and how they are all connected. A life long community activist, she now organizes the Tokyo Women's Collective.
Additionally, she has been a regular columnist for Forbes and spoken at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Archer School for Girls, The White House, Caltech, SXSW, OSCON, MozFest, IFFF, Imagination Foundation, Rhizome, and many other events on topics ranging from women in tech, DIY spaces, and hacking to youth and following passions and interests. Schedule a speaking engagement.