Kidspace Welcomes Dr. Gomez-Hampton to Board of Directors
Kidspace Children’s Museum proudly welcomes a new member, Dr. Tara Gomez-Hampton, to our Board of Directors. Each board member brings a unique set of experiences and skills that help Kidspace’s continued growth, and we feel extremely lucky to now include Dr. Gomez-Hampton’s scientific and educational knowledge
Tara Gomez-Hampton, Ph.D., is a professional scientist who works as a Medical Affairs Manager at Biosense Webster, a Johnson and Johnson Company, where she assesses safety for new product development.
Tara graduated with a B.S. in Molecular Biology and Highest Departmental Honors from University of California, Los Angeles in 2005. At UCLA, Tara was a part of the research team that discovered the last unknown enzyme essential for the production of Vitamin C in plants! She continued her education as a graduate student at the California Institute of Technology, where she earned her Ph.D. in Biology in 2011.
Tara also has extensive teaching experiences, she loves to spread the love of science and to talk about science in easily comprehensible ways. She has moonlighted as a college lecturer of Biology at the California State University East Bay, in addition to teaching numerous science workshops throughout the Los Angeles area for students of all ages.
In her free time, Tara is passionate about family, civic duty, photography, cooking, and scrapbooking.
We thank Tara for joining our Board of Directors and the Kidspace Family!