Tanya is a grants officer in the Office of the Vice President for International Programs at the Ford Foundation, where she manages global programming on empowering women and girls’ rights, including the ending child marriage portfolio.
Before joining the foundation in 2013, she worked as a consultant for Yale University, leading a research project in Chiapas, Mexico, to design education programs for indigenous communities. She has also worked at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) supporting the Millennium Campaign to shape the Sustainable Development Goals, and at Aahung to improve sexual reproductive health and rights across Pakistan.
Tanya is a leader at the Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs and a Big Brother Big Sister mentor. She has an MA in international affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a BA in political science, economics, and international affairs from William Smith College.