Tari Tan

Tari Tan

she/her/hers
Associate Director, Director of Education
Portrait of Tari Tan, Director of Educational Programming

An educator and an Oregonian at heart, Tari graduated from PiN in 2016, completed an education-focused postdoctoral fellowship through the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program after graduation, and now continues her work with PiN as the Associate Director, Director of Education, and Lecturer in the Department of Neurobiology. Tari spearheaded the redesign of the PiN curriculum that launched in 2017-18 and is passionate about making both PiN and STEM education in general more equitable, diverse, and inclusive. In addition to her role as co-director for PiN’s first-year core course, the Discipline of Neuroscience, Tari has developed training resources for students around metacognition and other critical professional development skills. She is deeply committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives within PiN and the Department of Neurobiology and directs programs including the Morehouse & Harvard Partnership in Neuroscience Growth, the PiNBAC post-baccaleaureate program, and the laboratory curriculum for the Ed Furshpan and David Potter Native American High School Program. Tari also teaches undergraduate courses at Harvard College and Emmanuel College. Outside of work, you’re mostly likely to find Tari in the woods somewhere, where she’ll either be camping, hiking, orienteering, trail running, or birding. When she’s city-bound she enjoys running/biking along the Charles River, hanging out with her two cats, Maxell and LeChatelier, and playing nerdy board games like Wingspan. Tari invites you to connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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