HometownVirginia Beach, VA
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About Tara Hensley
Hi, my name is Tara and I am an alumni of Virginia Tech. I graduated in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in urban planning and then stayed for a few more years to get my master's degree in the same field. For my specific concentration in graduate school, I chose to study international development. I loved reading and researching about different ways to help people: micro-lending schemes in India, digging wells in Africa, fair farming practices in South America. However, it eventually occurred to me that it would be a lot more practical to think global and act local. And by local, I mean, of course, riding my bike across the entire United States.
I love riding my bike. I have a ten year old small mountain bike that I have arduously rode around Blacksburg for the past few years. I cannot think of anything better than finally getting a road bike, learning how to clip in my shoes, and taking it across America in support of this cause. I want to camp in the rain, see the sunrise over the desert, and drink at least one milkshake every day. The amazing part is that I can experience all of this. There are so many people in the world that suffer from MS and other chronic conditions who are not able to take advantage of opportunities such as this. I hope that my small sacrifice of time and money this summer will go a long way in making their day-to-day lives easier.
Tara Hensley's Fundraising
|Jill & Ernie Cross||$300.00|
|Raymond Brooks Jr.||$100.00|
|Hokie House Fundraiser||$73.00|
|Ralph Westphal Jr||$50.00|
|Trudy & Mallory Palmer||$50.00|
|Christopher Ian Phelps||$25.00|
|Robert Barrett Jr||$25.00|