Tara Roberts is a storyteller, adventurer and traveler. She has spent the last few years diving with and telling stories about Black scuba divers as they search for and document slave shipwrecks around the world. Her journey was turned into an award-winning National Geographic-produced podcast called “Into the Depths” and featured in the March 2022 issue of National Geographic. Tara graced the cover of that issue and became the first African-American female explorer ever to do so. In 2022, Tara was also named the Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year. Presently, she is an Explorer-in-Residence at National Geographic.