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Tara Mascarenhas

Director of Programs

Tara Mascarenhas

Originally from India and brought up in England’s home counties, Tara’s passion for equity and equality led her to work post-university in international humanitarian aid and development.  Over a decade spent working on post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation in Africa and Asia saw Tara and her husband needing a place to rest. In 2011, they discovered the delightful Outaouais region of Quebec, where they love raising their kids ensconced between the ski hills and the river.

Tara joined the Students on Ice Foundation in 2016 when drawn to work on Canada C3, Coast to Coast to Coast, quite the immersion for this new Canadian. Realizing that this expedition of a lifetime was in fact just the beginning of the journey, Tara worked on a number of Canada C3 legacy projects including pursuing the C3 science program, and managing the curation of the Canada C3 multimedia exhibition Open Channels.  Since 2019, Tara’s role has focused on researching and creating a program to engage youth in Canada’s emerging Sustainable Blue Economy:  Blue Futures Pathways.  As the Director of Programs, she also oversees the Expedition & Experiential Learning Programs and the Alumni Program.

Five fun facts about Tara are: she plays the violin, she once modelled at Stanley Kubrick’s house, she has never visited the US, she owns the dancefloor and the moniker Friday Tara.

To contact Tara email tara@studentsonice.com

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