Tara is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Biology with a pre-veterinary track. Tara is currently designing a species-specific prime for eDNA surveys for detecting the Dwarf Seahorse (Hippocampus zosterae), a possible candidate for the endangered species list. Additionally, working with other interns to help build the framework of a COI database for all Florida fish, compiling the mtDNA sequences from BOLD. She has a passion for animal health and has dreams of becoming an emergency medicine veterinarian.