Tanya is a principled, motivated, and passionate young leader with experiences spanning a broad range of disciplines. Studying psychology, political science and energy policy has fostered discipline, a strong work ethic, critical thinking and analytical skills – coupled with a genuine thirst for knowledge.
She brings over five years of political and public relations experience. Prior to working for FuelsEurope she worked for a Member of the European Parliament and served in a federal MP’s office in the Parliament of Canada. She has directed strategic communications for the University of Ottawa Greens and has been active in several federal and provincial election campaigns, including running as a candidate in 2012.
Working in several portfolios involving complex and controversial issues, Tanya acquired an understanding of European and Canadian political legislation and government decision-making processes. She brings her natural vigor and skills in public policy research and analysis, relationship building, and strategic communications.
Tanya has a keen interest in market dynamics of the energy sector and in the future competitiveness of European industry and businesses. Past dossiers include: European Energy Union, Biofuels, EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), Fuel Quality Directive (FQD), and Compulsory Stocks Obligation (CSO).
Since moving to Vancouver in 2016, Tanya has become an active member of the British Columbia Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA), a volunteer at the Urban Native Youth Association and the Elizabeth Fry Society, and has recently been accepted as a member of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization Youth Group (CTBTO).
Tanya was born in England, raised in Canada, and is of Greek, Latvian, Egyptian and British heritage. She is a dual-citizen (Canadian & British) and has worked and studied in Canada, Germany, the Czech-Republic and Belgium. She has also been privileged to have traveled to over 30 countries and is currently studying 2 languages in an effort to broaden her global perspective and enhance her cross-cultural insight.
In her spare time, Tanya likes to snowboard, go cycling though the countryside, embark on new traveling adventures, volunteer in her community, watch documentaries and indulge in sushi.
Tanya is a principled, motivated, and passionate young leader with experiences spanning ...