Tanya is currently the Marketing and Events Coordinator for the Solar GCC Alliance, based in Dubai. Prior to joining the Solar GCC Alliance, Tanya has been working as a Renewable Energy Consultant in the UAE. Her research interests include Renewable Energy, Sustainability, and International Public/Private Partnerships. Tanya's TEC research focuses on integration of renewables into the grid around the world and sustainability in the UAE. She holds an MS from NYU in International Relations and Energy Policy and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, in Economics and Middle Eastern Studies. She enjoys following American politics, Bikram yoga, and attempting to learn new languages.