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Tara Klein is a Policy Analyst at United Neighborhood Houses, where she focuses on the organization’s older adult and behavioral health policy portfolio. This work entails leading budget and legislative advocacy campaigns, building partnerships, and conducting policy analysis to support New York City’s settlement houses and the communities they serve.
Prior to joining UNH in the summer of 2018, Tara worked for several members of the New York State Legislature, most recently serving as Senator Brad Hoylman’s Legislative Director in addition to positions with Assemblymember Nily Rozic and former Senator Daniel Squadron. Tara also has a background in nonprofit advocacy, most notably through her work to reduce suburban sprawl as Policy Director for Vision Long Island.
Tara grew up in the Ethical Culture movement, a humanist organization whose leaders were instrumental in founding the early settlement houses in New York City. She holds an M.S. in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from The New School and a B.A. from Vassar College in Sociology, and proudly hails from Queens.