Tyra M. Pendergrass Boomer

Chair , Associate Director, Center for Health and Learning Games, Yale School of Medicine

Tyra Pendergrass Boomer serves as board chair for Gather New Haven.

In her professional capacity, Tyra is the Deputy Director of Programs and Partnerships at the play2PREVENT Lab where they develop videogames to teach students about health behaviors and social and emotional learning topics. Tyra has over a decade of experience in research and community outreach and engagement. She is a proud graduate of Howard University (BS) and the Yale School of the Environment (MEM). She enjoys traveling, live theater and music events, and time with her family and friends. 

“I love the diversity of the programs that Gather New Haven offers. One day I could be learning about the fascinating life of horseshoe crabs and how their blood is used in modern day medicine and the next I could be gardening and fellowship with my neighbors in the Beaver Hills Armory Garden. The organization has a lot of unique ways for people to connect to our environment.”

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