Taja joined ICA from the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, where she served as Associate Director of Development and Board Liaison. At the Cultural Alliance, Taja worked closely with the Vice President of Development to develop and implement strategies to meet income goals through major and individual giving, grant writing, reporting, and corporate sponsorships. Prior to the Cultural Alliance, Taja worked as a Reference Assistant at the Presbyterian Historical Society and as a Public Information Intern at WHYY.
Originally from Philadelphia, Taja is an alumna of Central High School. She received her BA in Cultural Anthropology and Religious Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and her MS in Museum Leadership from Drexel University, where she was a graduate fellow at the Academy of Natural Sciences.