Tara is a soft, warm-hearted person. As a great student in school, she gets many scholarships. She met Austin at his concert and they started dating until they broke up for parental issues. She, like her friends, has been attacked in messaging by "A".
In Pretty, Little & Liars Part 1, she meets Austin and the gang while walking home where they discuss the identidy and messaging of "A". Tara states that she had been attacked by messages from "A" lately.