Born to Mexican parents, Tanya was raised in a tiny border town in Arizona. With little to do, watching movies seemed to be the only option for someone with a wild imagination like hers. Tanya was always drawn to artistic endeavors, but did not realize until college that making art was actually something she could do for a living. The more she learns about the power of film, the more ambitious she becomes with using the medium to promote social awareness. Her strongest desire is to travel and help make the world a better place through movies.