Assistant to the Executive Director
Tanya is originally from Port Charlotte, Florida, where she did most of her education and participated in various organizations. Florida Southwestern State College was where she received her Associate of Arts degree and held officer positions in the Student Government Association and Delta Psi Omega (Theater Production), also worked as a student ambassador for the college. She then transferred to the University of South Florida to obtain her Bachelor of Arts in Humanities degree with a minor in Classics while engaging in organizations like Humanities & Cultural Studies Organization and USF Quidditch sports team. During her studies, Tanya had the opportunity to study abroad in May of 2014 to London and Paris on political culture.
In 2018, Tanya got accepted into the Arts Management graduate program at George Mason University, in which her focuses are development, international arts management, and curatorial practices. During her arts management journey, she has volunteered twice at Arts By George event and intern in the summer of 2019 at Provisions/Mason Exhibition with the university curator and director of Provisions, Donald Russell, as a gallery exhibition intern. Also, she is involved with organizations like the Arts Administrators of Color Network. Lastly, she became the graduate research assistant for the 2019-2020 assistantship at Fenwick Gallery to improve her curatorial skills by assisting the gallery manager in working closely with local artists and the fine arts students at the university to curate their artworks.
Tanya graduated in the Spring of 2020 with a Master of Arts in Arts Management with her capstone thesis called A Comparative Analysis on Arts Council England and the National Endowment for the Arts on Diversity and Inclusivity, where the thesis examined diversity and inclusion policies for US and UK cultural agencies while exploring their current strategic framework.