Tara Graviss, Executive Director at Arts for Learning San Diego, has been involved in nonprofit arts education in San Diego for over 16 years, serving in various capacities: volunteer, teaching artist, trustee and now an executive leadership position. A life-long devotion to the arts and education combined with a proven background in business make her a dynamic leader and advocate for students, families, communities, and artists! A passionate and dedicated professional with the experience needed to lead and develop organizational performance through collaboration and partnership. Her 20+ years of experience in international hospitality services ensure she has all the customer service and operational skills to be a change agent in the long term sustainability of arts education in our schools and communities. Tara holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy from the European Graduate School and Expressive Arts Institute. Tara is a visual artist and poet and dedicates her private practice to supporting women recovering from trauma.