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Tara Benedict

Senior Program Director

Tara Benedict facilitates the programs for visitors to Harvard University of all levels, from academic delegations from foreign universities to high-profile individuals brought to campus by Harvard departments and student organizations. She also oversees the administrative functions of the Marshal's Office. Tara first joined the Marshal's Office staff in the fall of 2006.  Following a brief tenure in the Office of the Executive Vice President, Tara returned to the Marshal's Office as Senior Program Director in May of 2010.  She began her career in higher education administration in 2002 at Boston University, first with the Office of Human Resources, then with the School of Management, before crossing the river in 2005 to take a position at the Harvard Kennedy School.  Tara has a Master's of Higher Education Administration from Boston University, and a B.A. in History from Cornell University. She is a member of the grants committee at Harvard's Memorial Church, and serves on the Arts First Committee through Harvard's Office for the Arts. Tara also serves as Affinity Chair for the Cornell Class of 2001 and on the Advisory Board for the Cornell Club of Boston.