Catalyst Staff

Tara Van Bommel, PhD

Director, Statistician

Tara Van Bommel, PhD is an expert in stereotyping and prejudice, with a focus on the role of nonconscious bias and nonverbal behaviors in intergroup interactions. As Director and Statistician in the research department, she provides statistical expertise across all areas of research. In addition, Tara leads the research initiatives for Women and the Future of Work. Prior to joining Catalyst Tara worked across a variety of research disciplines, including developmental neuroscience, forensic neuropsychology, and market research. Tara earned her PhD in social psychology from Tulane University. She earned an MS in psychology from Tulane and a BA in psychology from the University of Denver.