Senior Data Analyst
We are genuinely thrilled to introduce Tara Battle as our newest Senior Data Analyst. Tara is not just any addition to our team; she brings a rich background characterized by technical talent and dedication. With a formidable background in technical writing and operational processes, Tara's expertise extends to the nuances of data analysis, geospatial technologies, and emergency management. Her experiences with FEMA’s Office of Response and Recovery (ORR) and the Planning and Exercise Division (PED) particularly stand out. During her tenure there, she was instrumental in the development and review of vital emergency management documents and reports.
Her academic credentials speak volumes about her commitment to learning and excellence. Tara earned her Bachelor's degree in English, followed by a Master's degree in Education. And, if that wasn't impressive enough, she is currently nearing the completion of her Doctoral studies in Instructional Leadership at Grand Canyon University.
But Tara's journey isn't just about her roles with agencies or her academic accomplishments. It’s also about her notable contributions to the broader community. Since 2005, she has been nurturing young minds as an educator with Prince George's County Public Schools. Furthermore, Tara's prowess as an academician can be seen in her roles as an Adjunct Professor at leading institutions, including the University of the District of Columbia and Bowie State University.
Over the past few years, especially since 2017, Tara has been relentlessly providing data analysis and technical writing support to FEMA PED. Her involvement has spanned a wide range of projects, including the development of the FEMA Region V Border Emergency Cell and the National Food, Agriculture Incident Annex.
While her professional accomplishments are truly remarkable, what adds another layer to her profile is her keen interest in operational planning, Agile Project Management, and the world of modeling and visualization.
In Tara, we see a blend of technical expertise, commitment, and a passion for contributing to meaningful projects. We're more than excited to embark on this new chapter with her on board.