Tanya has worked in the development sector for eight years since having completed her Masters in Sustainable International Development from the Heller School of Public Policy and Management, Brandeis University in 2006. During the course of her career, she has had the opportunity to work with non-government organizations and private consultancy firms, though the bulk of her career has been spent as a free-lance consultant. Being a mother to two young children, her career decisions have been based on two objectives. Firstly, that she continue to work in areas that are relevant to her interests and where she feel that her unique talents can be put to their best use. Secondly, that she is able to deal fully and completely with the demands and expectations of any position she undertakes. She feels that keeping these two objectives foremost in her mind during the career choices she have been able to take on assignments and positions that have not only benefited from her expertise but where she have felt that she has relevantly added value to her experience and skills.
As can be seen from her resume, her particular area of expertise is public policy management, implementation, and assessment. Tanya's work has ranged within the sectors of education, social protection, disaster management, advocacy and communications, government restructuring and reform, to name a few. In addition, the nature of her work has also varied from actual policy-making and implementation to managing actual programs and projects, evaluating existing and past projects being implemented by various multilateral and government agencies to liaison, communications and advocacy assignments.