Tara Subramaniam is a 17-year old high-school senior from Georgia, recently returned from spending her junior year abroad in France. As someone who believes that it’s never too early to start making a difference, she strives to live by Mahatma Gandhi’s saying, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Tara finds this quote aptly captures the importance of youth service and leadership.
Tara strongly believes that everyone deserves the right to an education. Helping with education in developing countries is especially near and dear to her since witnessing firsthand the impact the ability to go to school had on the lives of indigent children in India. In that vein, she organized a bake sale as part of a cupcake campaign benefitting She’s the First, a not-for-profit that aims to help provide an education for girls in developing nations.
As the result of a good and expository education thus far, Tara is passionate about turning school into a place where all students love learning. In the summer of 2012, Tara co-founded Student Voice with a vision of creating a place where all students could share their ideas. Within Student Voice, she has served as a blogger, a member of the Public Relations and Student Voice in a Box team. She is currently the Director of Student Voice Live!
Tara is a team lead on the Service Learning Leadership Council, head-editor of her high school paper, vice-president of the MUN club and a member of the school’s cross-country team. In her free time, Tara loves to travel, learn new languages, run, write and read. She also blogs weekly about her time abroad, education, and interesting links found on the interwebs.