Tara Ashraf

Communications Content Specialist

Tara joined the Health Foundation in 2019 as the communications content specialist. She has experience conducting research for the federal government, teaching abroad and in various start-ups.

As the communications content specialist, Tara tells the story of the Health Foundation by translating complex and academic language for a broader audience. She is responsible for creating content to support the Foundation’s mission, vision, strategy, and goals.

Before moving back home to Buffalo, Tara worked as the communications associate for the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, DC. Additionally, she taught English in Medellín, Colombia; in this role she redesigned the foreign language curriculum and conducted the school’s largest fundraiser to generate contributions to the foreign language materials.

Tara is a graduate of St. John Fisher College, where she earned a bachelor of arts in communications, Spanish, and English and American University, where she earned a master of arts in international media and communications.

Although she was born in Miami, Florida, Tara is happy to call Buffalo home again. She lives in Williamsville with her family. She runs a blog, InbetweenAmerican, and is a staff writer for Brown Girl Magazine. She is the proud daughter and sister of doctors. She enjoys reading anything fiction and staying as active as possible.