Tara Congdon
Visual Language and Visual Learning, VL2

Tara Schupner Congdon is VL2's Manager of Communications and Dissemination. She manages all internal and external communications, including sharing VL2's research and translational work with the public. Her many hats include writing and editing articles and press releases, science writing, Web management, social media, print products, photo and video production, communications and public policy, and coordinating informational events and media coverage of VL2 and its resource hubs.

Tara received bachelor's degrees in Journalism and English from the University of Kansas and a master's degree in Literature from American University. Before coming to Gallaudet, she worked for 10 years in the journalism industry — including at the Lawrence Journal-World, Steamboat Pilot & Today, The Kansas City Star, and The Packer. She managed media coverage for two U.S. Deaflympics Teams and has written for various disability publications. At Gallaudet, Tara was Senior Writer and Editor in University Communications and Associate Director of Annual Giving in the Development Office before joining VL2 in November 2015.