Tara Mohtadi is a student at Columbia University where she is studying environmental biology and anthropology. In her hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tara pursued her love of cooking by working in a bakery, and she loves exploring the many coffee shops and bakeries in New York. At Columbia, Tara is a writer and photographer for the Columbia Daily Spectator and Columbia’s new food magazine, Culinarian. Tara has played violin since the age of 4, and she currently plays in the Columbia University Orchestra. In high school, Tara mentored violin students and was a volunteer teacher at an elementary school ESL program. Tara’s loves sharing her enthusiasm for Spanish, English, Science and Math with kids all over NYC.