Tara Sun Vanacore is Associate Director at The 100,000 Strong Foundation. Tara has worked in education since she graduated from Middlebury College in 2006 with a major in Chinese language and literature. She created the Mandarin program at the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, MA and has directed experiential education trips to China for Putney Student Travel. She has worked for the Mandarin Immersion Program in Portland Public Schools as part of the Chinese Flagship Program and for the Woodrow Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum. Tara earned her M.A. in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs at American University’s School of International Service. She is interested in the contribution that youth make to peace-building efforts both locally and internationally.