Tanya Stockdale-Morineau is a Program Assistant for the Global Network & Regional Engagement team at Vital Voices Global Partnership, focusing primarily on both Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in addition to Francophone Africa. She contributes regional and linguistic expertise on both regions for the VAV Urgent Assistance Program, in addition to administrative support for the team.
Prior to joining Vital Voices, she completed her B.A. in International Studies and Human Rights at the University of Washington in Seattle. Tanya evolved her passion for participating in global efforts empowering women through various experiences, particularly while working in Oaxaca, Mexico, at a local nonprofit supporting women in rural communities. She also participated in the HERLead Fellowship with Vital Voices in 2015, where she gained leadership training enabling her to expand a club she led focused on encouraging other Latino students to pursue higher education.
What’s the best place you’ve travelled to?
“To me, nothing beats traveling throughout Mexico. Beyond the fact that it is my family’s homeland and where many of my favorite foods are from, I find that I feel the most alive and comforted whenever I visit. The culture is incredibly warm and inviting, the landscapes take my breath away every time, and I love any opportunity to speak in Spanish to everyone around me.”