Tanya joined the UNC School of Social Work in July, 2020. She graduated from Ohio University and earned an MSW from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Tanya has worked for a juvenile detention center, a reproductive health clinic, a g,l,b,t,q youth helpline, a federal program serving pregnant women battling addiction, the Region IV Public Health Training Center, Duke University School of Medicine’s Office of Continuing Medical Education, the UNC School of Government, and the UNC School of Law where she assisted in launching their Institute for Innovation. Tanya also founded Benevolence Farm, a social enterprise that provides employment and housing for women returning from prison.
Degrees and LicensesMSW, Washington University in St. Louis
BGS, Ohio University
Primary ProgramSocial Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab
Research and Professional InterestsSocial Entrepreneurship
Feminist Social Work Practice
Graduate Certificate in Innovation for the Public Good, Advisory Board Member
Vera Tayeh Innovations and Impact Award