Tanea was born and raised in Berkeley, CA and obtained her B.S. in Biology from California State University, Hayward. She obtained her M.A. in Secondary Education from Arizona State University while teaching Introductory Science Principles and Physical Science at Estrella Foothills High School in Goodyear, AZ. Tanea continued her teaching career in Bangkok, Thailand, where she taught Earth Science, Life Sciences, Biology, and General Chemistry. She now joins the Concordia family with her husband, Rasheed, and two young sons. Tanea has a deep passion for education, family, travel, and more recently learning to salsa dance. The teacher in her has always dreaming of bringing some of her book ideas to life.
I have had a children's book in my mind since I started teaching. I would like to see this book, a bedtime story about the lifecycle of stars, become a reality. I have written the book, and tested it on young children, and received a good response. I also have someone who is interested in illustrating the book for me. However, I have yet to take the next step to put together the required elements to actually get the book published and in the hands of families within the community. With a little help, I think this could become a reality.