Tara Tidwell Cullen
Associate director of communications, Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center

Tara Tidwell Cullen is the associate director of communications for Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center. She works with members of the media to tell stories about the need for fair and humane immigration laws, and manages NIJC's website (www.immigrantjustice.org) and online outreach. Tara previously served as the managing editor of Cultural Survival Quarterly and has been a freelance reporter and event organizer for a number of other social justice organizations. She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and international studies from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in media, culture, and society from DePaul University.