Taryn Farber graduated from Tulane University with a BS in Environmental Science & Spanish/Portuguese. She hails from the Northeast and attributes her upbringing there with the roots of her love for nature, but further credits her studies in Latin America (especially Brazil) with enhancing these sentiments towards nature. She’s spent the last four years interning in a variety of New Orleans nonprofits that aim to enhance the sustainability and longevity of this coastal city with disappearing coastlines. She also works in a laboratory that investigates the effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the health of marsh grasses. She has been a vegetarian for most of her life and enjoys drawing, petting cats, chasing dogs, and being outdoors in her free time.