About the speaker
Taren has been described as bubbly, cooky or zany more times than she can remember, but there is a serious side to her. She is incredibly passionate about her career and loves that she is able to work with students on a daily basis to help them realise their potential as an Enterprise Officer at Cardiff University.
Taren is originally from Seattle, Washington where she studied at Central Washington University. She earned two BAs in History and Religious Studies and studied abroad at the University of Dundee. She decided to stay in Scotland and do some postgraduate work at St Andrew’s University before returning to Seattle to work for a large design, build and maintenance firm.
Whilst working for the Man, she realised that she missed the UK and higher education, and decided to return to Scotland. Before accepting the post at Cardiff University, Taren worked at Plymouth University in their Marketing, Recruitment and Outreach Teams specialising in printed publications, event coordination, school’s liaison and public speaking.
Currently, Taren leads on the implementation of the Welsh Government funded Youth Enterprise Strategy SE HUB project and manages and coordinates an extracurricular programme of enterprise education events and activities with the aim of nurturing and encouraging youth enterprise. Taren is dedicated to the student experience and to working with students as partners in both business and learning.