Growing up, Tanya had the opportunity to go on a few mission trips to Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and El Salvador. Through those mission trips God showed her how desperately our world is in need of the Gospel. After graduating high school, God put in her heart to take a gap year to pursue missions. In August 2013 she committed and moved to El Salvador with Global Year. During those nine months God pressed on her heart again how desperately our world is in need of the Gospel. In 2014, she returned back to El Salvador with Global Year to do an internship. Again God worked in her life and called her into full time missions. In April of 2019 Tanya married her husband Santi. Today, Tanya continues to serve with Global Year full time.