Dara was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She completed her residency training at SUNY Downstate/ Kings County Hospital and currently works at NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC. She held leadership positions at many levels of the EM education pipeline but recently stepped down to concentrate full on achieving gender equity in EM. She envisioned FemInEM as the FOAM professional development resource for all women practicing EM and is excited to see where this journey goes. She is raising her 3 children: Hannah, Charlie and Sam with the help of her non-medical husband, Michael, and the village of her own design.