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Tara Christie Kinsey
Position: Academic Athletic Fellow

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.

After 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.

She 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).

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