Taren Hastings Mangual holds a BFA degree in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College and a Masters in Educational Theatre from NYU. She’s a certified K-12 Theater Teacher and works during the day teaching an amazing group of students at Great Oaks Legacy Charter High School. Taren began her journey as a teaching artist and has worked as far away as Zanzibar East Africa, using theater as a tool for students to practice literacy, civil engagement, personal leadership and creative expression. Taren continues her work with Girls Leadership using role-play to strengthen relationships and build confidence, tools that are useful for girls and adults alike.
Personally, Taren is most grateful to be a wife and mother of two. Her son and daughter remind her that learning doesn’t only appear through challenges, but really great lessons can also be learned through play.