Hara Madera

Full name: Hara Madera (she/her)

PWR Regional Administrator

Pacific Western Region in Congregational Life

Email: hmadera@uua.org

Telephone: (617) 948-2109

Full body shot of Hara Madera.

Hara Madera is the Regional Administrator for the Pacific Western Region. Prior to assuming her role as Regional Administrator for the Pacific Western Region, Hara served as a College Corps Fellow for the Port of San Diego’s Planning Department. During her tenure at the Port, Hara distinguished herself by spearheading various sustainability reports focused on waste management, water conservation, carbon footprint reduction, energy efficiency, and plastic usage. Hara’s professional background encompasses a diverse range of industries including international consulting, luxury automotive, retail, and quick service restaurant industry.

​Based in Southern California, Hara graduated Cum Laude from the University of San Diego, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration with concentrations in International Business and Real Estate. During her university years, she actively contributed to campus life, notably as President of Transfer Ambassador where she championed community building initiatives for transfer students, made significant contributions to the university’s innovation landscape by achieving semifinalists statues at the 2023 USD Innovation Challenge for her work on novel water filtration system designed to combat waterborne diseases in underdeveloped regions, and was invited as a guest speaker at the 2023 BINACOM Conference where she addressed issues related to colonialism and beauty pageants in the Philippines, reflecting her deep personal interests.

​Originally from Bohol, Philippines, Hara is a proud Filipina and a first-generation immigrant with a strong commitment to advocacy across various causes including sustainability, gender equality, maternal and child welfare, plural families, and BIPOC rights, just to name a few. Beyond her professional pursuits, her interests are pageantry, fashion and wellness, real estate, arts, aviation, and culinary arts. Most importantly, Hara enjoys spending time with her family and close friends, traveling to new places, cooking and exploring different cuisines, and participating in adventurous activities.