Tara Owens named the 2020 PWA UNSUNG HEROINE

Tara Owens

Financial Manager, Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC)

“Tara has the best interest at heart for her fellow employees and graduate students. Tara is a responsible manager; she creates important reports and manages workflow. She reacts quickly to adapt to changing business conditions. This is important in today’s environment.”

“Even in pressured, time sensitive situations, she maintains a positive and even-keeled attitude. She takes her work very seriously and it is always done with a high degree of accuracy.”

“Through her agile management of finances we have been able to maintain a large group of faculty, postdocs, and researchers working at the highest levels. Tara Owens has enabled UCSB SSLEEC Center to become the world's preeminent center for energy efficiency LED Lighting.”