Senior Academic Advisor
School of Communication
MSW Master of Social Work, Clinical at University of Pittsburgh
BSW Bachelor of Social Work, Eastern University
Tara Flakker joined the School of Communication in January 2014. Prior to AU, she was an at home parent and community advocate on school food inequity in DC. Before breaking from full time employment she worked as an academic advisor and then as a college counselor at the Art Institute in Pittsburgh. Tara was a child and family therapist before transitioning to higher education. She enjoys assisting students as they pursue their passions and achieve growth personally and professionally. She has two teenage children of her own, an amazing dog and enjoys canoeing and hiking when not advising students. Tara currently serves as a volunteer for the AU community as an AU Connects facilitator.