ISA Headquarters is composed of a staff of 12 people, many of whom are located at the University of Connecticut. We are excited to introduce you to the ISA HQ staff so that you can get to know us a bit better!
Staff Spotlight - Tara Guilleaume
What is your position with ISA? Exhibits & Sponsorship Manager - I'm part of the Events Team
How did you get started with ISA? I started with ISA in June of 2019, back when life was "normal".
What is your favorite Convention memory? Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, I have not been able to attend a convention yet. Although I am looking forward to ISA2021, I am even more excited to meet in person in Nashville in 2022!
What is your favorite movie? Princess Bride and Toy Story (and all things Marvel).
What has been the biggest challenge you have faced during COVID? It would have to be helping my teen daughter adjust to virtual learning and missing all of her friends.
Favorite dish to bring to a pot luck? I love bringing different flavored wings that I pick-up from a local pub and transfer them onto my own dishes.
Do you have any pets? I have a one-eyed yellow lab named Mira, a brand new Great Pyrenees (mix) that we just rescued named Banner, and my daughter has a cat named Zima.
If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring? My dogs, my cell phone (assuming I have reception of course), and my bed.
If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day? Why? Michelle Obama because I miss hearing President Obama talk.
If Hollywood made a movie about you, who would you like to see cast as you? Michelle Pfeiffer
Tell us three things most people don’t know about you. I'm shy. Although I love the ocean, I am absolutely terrified of deep waters. I have an unhealthy obsession with pens.
Motto or personal mantra? What I always taught my kids "Good gets good. Bad gets bad."
What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime? Cellular phones without a doubt.
Have you learned anything new, or started any new hobbies since the COVID-19 pandemic has kept us home? I spent quite a bit of time gardening this past spring and summer. Very unlike me.