Takara was born and raised in New Haven, CT as an only child. She spent her childhood participating in the arts, including ballet, gymnastics and fashion. She stayed in Connecticut until moving to North Carolina where she received her bachelor’s degree.
Takara worked in a number of administrative and finance roles before joining 50CAN, in the private sector, government and non-profit sectors. In her free time, she likes to travel, explore museums, galleries and attend ballets.
I aspire to be like my Grandfather, Albert Edwards. Here’s why:
He knew how to make a way out of no way. He started from humble beginnings but ended up a very successful man, never allowing anything to stop him from reaching his goals. He had no problem sharing his success and always wanted the best for his loved ones. Everyone around him loved him.
Why I love my job:
I love learning from leaders who are making a difference in the world.
My connection to public schools:
I’m a product of public schools. As an adult, I realized the huge impact education can have on a person’s success or lack thereof.
What I’m bad at:
Letting go of past mistakes.