Tanya Komakhuk (Alutiiq and Inupiaq) was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, where she resides to this day. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage and is a graduate of Alaska Pacific University’s Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree. Tanya’s work experience includes government relations, marketing and business development. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and touring national monuments and parks.