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Warrior of the Week: Tanya Arellano

Tanya Arellano

Tanya Arellano


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.