Tanya is a native New Yorker and a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied Filmmaking and Japanese. Over the past several years, she's held administrative and operational roles in a number of organizations, including Banfield Animal Clinic and SeeThink Films. In 2015, Tanya returned from a two-year stint in Japan, where she taught English Language lessons to children of all ages in a variety of school settings. In addition to teaching in Japan, she organized charity events for local child welfare centers. Most recently, at Ark Media, Tanya coordinated production and provided research support for a documentary television project. She joined Red Hook Playgroup in 2016.