Tara Safakish is a Software Engineer with over 15 years of experience in different roles such as Software Developer, Software Quality Engineer and Quality Computer System Validation specialist in medical device and biotechnology/pharmaceutical industries. She is also a Certified Medical Device Auditor (CMDA) and Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB).
She started her career as a software developer and after a few years found her passion in software quality engineering field. She worked for several medical device and biotechnology companies in North America including, CryoCath, enLabel Global Services, Sciex, Avalanche Biotechnologies. Presently, Tara is the Associate Director, QA Computer System Validation at Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. where she has worked for over 5 years.
The combination of her education and experience as a software quality engineer involved in all aspects of software development life cycle, including risk management, gives her a unique perspective to identify and assess data integrity risks through its life cycle.
In her free time, Tara enjoys drawing, traveling, and cycling to nearby coffee shops.
Fun fact: Tara is a passionate painter and an art enthusiast.