Tara Stone has been a Development Officer at Central European University since 2008. Now based in the Washington, DC area, Tara manages the University’s engagement with North American foundations and U.S. government agencies, as well as a global portfolio of individuals, corporations, and foundations. She brings over a decade of experience in international development and human rights program management, including with U.S. government agencies (USAID and the Department of State), USAID contractors, and NGOs in the U.S., Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Spain and Costa Rica. She speaks Spanish fluently. Tara obtained a Master's in Community and Regional Planning (MSCRP) and a Master’s in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.