Tanya Burgess

tanyaburgess3_adjustedTanya Burgess began her year as a VISTA Leader with Housing Action Illinois in 2016. She has a degree in Culture Relations and Linguistics from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Tanya recently completed a term of VISTA service in June 2016 in Waukegan, IL; she worked as the Resource Coordinator for a non-profit where she started and completed the development of an in-house food pantry project in partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Tanya has a love for the spirit, culture and vibrancy of Chicago, as well as a passion for social service and helping underserved and low-income populations. She will be joining the PeaceCorps in 2018 and relocating to Benin, Africa.

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