Dara Marks Marino
NTAA Research Specialist
Dara Marks Marino is the Research Specialist Senior for both the Tribes and Climate Change program and the National Tribal Air Association. Dara has a Master’s of Science in Climate Science and Solutions from Northern Arizona University, a BA in Humanities from the University of Colorado, and a Post-Bac in Elementary Education from Arizona State University. Dara spent most of her adult years as a professional mountain bike racer and triathlete, as well as a coach for other cyclists and triathletes, before pivoting to environmental work. She and her husband have a mini-me daughter who also shares her mom’s fervor for both social and environmental justice. Favorite family pastimes include backpacking, skiing, and mountain biking.