Biography Tara is a 28-year-old senior government manager from New York, New York. Tara, is the Senior Manager of Government and Community Relations for the Port Commerce Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. In this capacity she is responsible for managing the public relations for a multi-billion dollar port development project. Additionally, Tara was the first African American and the youngest person ever to serve as Director of Appointments in the Office of the New Jersey Governor. As Director of Appointments, she managed the process of gubernatorial appointments to over 500 boards and commissions. Tara grew up in Hillside and North Brunswick, N.J. as an only child.