Tashanya attended the University of Central Florida and graduated with her first Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She taught in the public school system for 3 years before transitioning to private school setting. Tashanya was awarded Teacher of The Year Award twice during her teaching career.
Her class room integrated many children with special needs. In learning about her students’ syndromes, she fell in love with medicine and decided to enrolled back in school. In 2010, Tashanya graduated with her second bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Microbiology with a focus on Health Studies. Tashanya later attended Adventist University of Health Sciences and obtained her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies in 2017.
She moved from her home town in Orlando Florida to San Diego California and began her career as a physician assistant. She has worked in both vascular surgery and urgent care specialties. Tashanya enjoys exploring new cultures, learning languages, eating new foods, and traveling. When she has free time, she enjoys running races and hot yoga.