Tara Stafford Ocansey

Senior Education Technology Specialist

Tara Stafford Ocansey

Tara is an education and creative media professional with extensive experience as a program manager and organizer working in diverse education settings in the US, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. In her time with the Earth Institute (EI), Tara has led research initiatives to identify best practices to integrating technology tools in rural, resource-poor classrooms, and managed girls’ scholarship and vocational and life skills training programs in ten countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Myanmar. Prior to joining EI, Tara worked as a Research Fellow with the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, studying how evaluation efforts measure social change impacts of adult literacy programs in Senegal, Ghana and Bangladesh, and as a community organizer working with parents and students in Los Angeles County schools to advocate for various public interest policies and programs. Tara has her MA in Comparative and International Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and her BA in Cinema-Television from the University of Southern California.


Planting Seeds for Environmental Action

May 2, 2019

Engaging the Business Community to Improve Education Quality and Youth Skills: A Conversation with Bridge Builder Jamira Burley

September 27, 2018

Celebrating Different Types of Literacy this International Literacy Day

September 7, 2018
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Celebrating Young Women’s Economic Empowerment for International Women’s Day 2018

March 8, 2018

International Day of the Girl

October 13, 2016
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A more intuitive approach to ICT integration put to the test in Rwanda

May 12, 2016

Selected Publications