Tara Nahabetian (nee Stephenson) is a jewelry designer and metalsmith. She received a B.F.A. from Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, Mich., 1993) and an M.F.A. from Kent State University (Kent, Ohio, 1997). She is an associate professor and program coordinator of the metals/jewelry program at Buffalo State College. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally, is in the permanent collections of Grand Valley State University and Bowling Green State University, and appears in books by Darling Publications in Munich, Germany and a series of Lark Book Publications.