Tara completed her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at Macquarie University in 2023. For her Honours thesis, she investigated how stem regularity and suffix type impact the naming of morphologically complex nonwords, under the supervision of Dr. Lisi Beyersmann. She has also been working as Dr. Lisi Beyersmann’s research assistant since December 2019, becoming Dr. Beyersmann’s research officer in October 2023. She has assisted with the design and implementation of eye tracking, reading aloud, lexical decision, learning, and spelling experiments. She has collected data in lab and online settings, assisted with a grant application, and co-authored several peer-reviewed articles.