Tanya is a PhD student in Epidemiology at the University of Washington. Before joining START, Tanya worked as an Epidemiologist for the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), a component of CDC's Emerging Infections Program, providing technical consultation to CEIP staff and local health jurisdictions on foodborne outbreaks and epidemiologic research methodology, including reviewing protocols, proposals, survey instruments, reports, presentations and manuscripts. She is highly analytical, detail-oriented, and dedicated to achieving global health equity. She is an experienced data analyst with a passion for using data to inform public health interventions. She has skills in statistical analysis, data visualization, program monitoring and evaluation, spatial analysis (ArcGIS), epidemiologic methods, study design, and outbreak response.