Tara Smith

Tara Smith | Communications Director

Tara Smith began working as Senator Jehlen’s Communications Director in March 2015. Tara works with Senator Jehlen, staff, and advocates to develop public relations and legislative strategies for moving the Senator’s legislation, state budget items, and district priorities forward.

Tara grew up in New York and worked at ION Media Networks in New York City prior to coming to the State House. She attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst and graduated with a BA in Political Science, and Social Thought & Political Economy. During her time there, Tara worked as a tutor at the UMass Amherst Writing Center, served on one of her major's student-run executive committees, and worked with the Amherst-based nonprofit Peace Development Fund.