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Warrior of the Week: Tanya Arellano

Tanya Arellano

Tanya Arellano

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.