Tara Agrawal Pedulla
Tara is a skilled researcher, writer, and facilitator. Her work primarily focuses on sustaining and nourishing communities. She was raised near Fall River, Massachusetts and spent time in Southern Mexico serving as a consultant and technical advisor on sustainable agriculture issues. During her time in Mexico, she also led international delegations to build understanding and solidarity between delegates and Southern Mexican community members. Returning to Boston, Tara worked with The Food Project, where she supported young people to run farmers markets and assisted with day-to-day farming operations. She also served as policy analyst at the Center for health Equity & Social Justice at the Boston Public Health Commission, working on policies and programs to advance equitable health for Boston residents. Most recently, Tara led a multi-stakeholder effort involving the City of Boston, Action for Boston Community Development, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Northeastern University to increase access to affordable food and physical activity for Boston families.
At IISC, Tara’s work focuses on documenting, collecting, visualizing, and synthesizing client experiences as they pursue deep social, community and institutional changes.
Tara is a certified yoga teacher, trained in the principles of Popular Education, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in community nutrition at Cornell University. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the UC Santa Cruz and a Masters in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts. She lives in Boston with her family.