Tanaz grew up in Los Angeles and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Southern California. Prior to joining the Mayor’s office, she worked first as an inner-city, middle- and high-school English teacher and then as the Community Affairs and Policy Deputy for a former Board President of the Los Angeles Unified School District. As the Mayor’s West Valley Area Representative, Tanaz is dedicated to supporting the community and improving the quality of life for constituents. She is passionate about youth empowerment, equality and homelessness. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and wellness.