Warrior of the Week: Tanya Arellano
/ Published October 26, 2016
LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --
Directorate: Remote Sensing
Duty title: Contract Specialist
Years in Service: 7
Time on Station: 7
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Goals: To become a Contracting Officer, visit all 50 states, buy my own home in California, and learn how to drive a manual transmission vehicle.
Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, exploring new foods/restaurants, and collecting old pennies.
Greatest achievement: Overcame adversity. Raised by a single mother in a low-income neighborhood in Los Angeles, the struggles we faced motivated me to succeed and successfully seized opportunities for a better life. As a result, the hardships helped motivate me to be the first in my family to graduate from college, earn my Masters, and have a respectable, self-fulfilling career.