Dara is an associate at PulsePoint Group where she focuses on social strategy, digital transformation, data analysis, strategic communications, key messaging, and employee engagement. She has provided support for clients that include AEG, SoCal Gas, DuPont, Hyatt, California Resources Corporation and others.
Prior to joining PulsePoint Group, Dara worked as a creative writing instructor at the American Music and Dramatic Academy and for the non-profit Writopia. She also served as a short-term assistant to William Friedkin, director of The French Connection, and as a production assistant for the documentary film production company, Atlas Films, which produced the 2014 hit Fed Up. While completing her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Alabama, Dara served a one-year appointment as the Fiction Editor for the literary magazine, Black Warrior Review. She also held a fellowship with the Alabama Prison Arts and Education Project and served as the Assistant to the Director of the Creative Writing Department.
Before obtaining her MFA, Dara worked as an intellectual property paralegal at Sughrue Mion and Volpe Koenig. She completed her BA in English from Penn State University Honors College.