Tanya Stockdale-Morineau is a Program Coordinator for the Issue Advocacy team at Vital Voices Global Partnership, focusing primarily on the VAV Fellowship, working closely with direct service providers for survivors of gender-based violence. She contributes regional and linguistic expertise on Latin America and the Caribbean for the VAV Urgent Assistance Program, in addition to French, supporting work in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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, I find that I feel the most at ease and comforted whenever I visit. I love the culture, music, food, the variety in landscapes, and the beautiful towns and cities across the country.”