Tara Christie Kinsey (’97) is the Associate Director of Leadership Gifts in the Office of Development, and is former Princeton softball player.
Kinsey played in the outfield for the Tigers, and was a three-time
first-team all-Ivy League selection. The team's all-time leader in
stolen bases (56), Kinsey is also one of just seven Princeton players
to bat better than .400 in a season (.402 in 1996). She ranks third
all-time at Princeton in runs scored and fourth in team history in
career hits. Kinsey helped Princeton to three Ivy League titles and
advanced the team to the College World Series in 1995 and 1996.
earning a degree in English from Princeton, Kinsey went on to earn her
Ph. D. in English at Emory University in Atlanta. She has taught
English at The Peddie School, where she also coached soccer and
softball, at Georgetown University, and most recently at Princeton.
is married to Matt Kinsey ('98), who is Associate Director in the
Executive Vice President's Office at Princeton and a former men's
soccer player at Princeton under head coaches Bob Bradley and Jim
Barlow. Matt and Tara have a son (Sam) and daughter (Charlotte).