Tara Dev was born and university educated in Montreal, Canada with continued graduate level education in Boston, MA and Minneapolis, MN. Tara has a distinguished background in fine arts, communication, advertising, and environmental architecture. She is fluent in French and speaks Hindi.
She has taught at undergraduate institutions including Boston University and New England School of Art & Design, and actively consults with several arts organizations including the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) and Vesper Atelier. She has her own interior design firm and works with residential and commercial clients. She is an accredited Member of the American Society of Interior Designers.
She has a deep connection with India, traveling there regularly. Having also lived and studied there, she has an understanding of the challenges faced by domestic workers. She has significant collaborations with the arts and business community in North India and has also worked with NGOs in India such as Youth Reach.
Tara, along with her husband, have coordinated and participated in several charitable eye surgery education projects across India.