Tara Fitzmartin is a Business Development Specialist with Strategy and Outreach at Democracy International (DI). Prior to joining DI, Ms. Fitzmartin worked for one of Japan’s largest newspapers, the Asahi Shimbun, covering Congress and the 2020 Presidential Election as a Staff Reporter. In 2018, she interned with the German Marshall Fund’s Asia Team, researching transatlantic foreign policy regarding Chinese foreign direct investment and the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. Ms. Fitzmartin also interned with Doctors Without Borders and Physicians for Human Rights, assisting their development teams in securing new funding. Ms. Fitzmartin is passionate about civil society, social movements, and political participation by marginalized groups.
Ms. Fitzmartin received her B.A. from The George Washington University, where she studied Political Science and International Affairs, with a concentration in Comparative Political, Economic, and Social Systems.