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Tara A. Stanley

Associate Tech Crew


Tara Stanley is a junior Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology and Anthropology major with a minor in African American Diaspora Studies who has been a member of VINSE's tech crew since the summer of 2021. Within the cleanroom room, she specializes in photolithography, microfluidics, and mask design. She is trained on a variety of tools outside of photolithography and is familiar with deposition, imaging, and more. Tara also has experience with the maintenance and repair of tools. Her favorite part of her job is learning various tools and processes in order to best assist researchers. She enjoys being challenged with new research projects and doing process development to ensure maximum efficiency.

Outside of the cleanroom, Tara is in the Vanderbilt Evolutionary Science Initiative, Vanderbilt Association of Student Anthropologists, Vanderbilt ASCEND Initiative and is a member of the Vanderbilt Robotics team. She has experience doing anthropological field work in Puerto Rico where she also designed and conducted a mangrove characterization study.