Before Tanya Leon joined the OC Justice Fund as the program coordinator, Tanya had worked as a luxury event planner in Los Angeles, California. During that time, Tanya was also earning her master’s degree in International Studies from Chapman University and teaching adult ESL courses to refugees in partnership with various Orange County non-profit organizations. Tanya is passionate about understanding and improving both foreign policy and domestic policies that affect the diverse groups within the Orange County community. Previously, she did this while interning with the CA Workforce Development Board in California’s State Capital. She reviewed the positive impacts of programs that directly targeted previously incarcerated individuals and strengthened their skills to fast-track their workforce/community reintegration post-release. She believes her place in the human rights movement includes anywhere where she can use her background in data analysis and logistics paired with her passion for her community (she grew up in Fullerton, California).