Matara Hitchcock is the Student Technology Consultant Manager for the ASSETT team. She is currently pursuing an MA/MBA in CU's Department of Theatre & Dance and the Leeds School of Business, with the intention of using informed operational and structural change to create a theatre model focused on longevity, social sustainability, and community engagement. Matara also serves as the house management supervisor for the Department of Theatre & Dance, the administrative assistant for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and a member of the Graduate Christian Fellowship. As a theatre practitioner on the CU campus, she is a member of CU Playback Ensemble, assistant-directed Shakuntala (2019), played Lady Katherine in the academic debut of Falstaff in Love (2019), played Miss Havisham in Great Expectations (2018, Irene Ryans nominee), and understudied for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's Charles III.
She was previously a Eugene McDermott Scholar at the University of Texas at Dallas, where she received her BA in emerging media and communication summa cum laude and with additional honors. Her previous studies focused on story-telling through videography and opera, which she pursued in the U.S. and abroad.