Americorps Grant Coordinator 

Tanza comes to YouthBuild by way of Beirut. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs with a concentration in Russian studies from St. Joseph’s University. After accepting that the Cold War was truly over, she earned a Masters from the University of Pittsburgh in International Development. However, after finding a tarantula in her bathroom during an internship in Belize, she decided to turn towards more domestic interests – such as education. She has since dabbled in grant writing and editing, eventually making her way to YouthBuild. So far since moving to Philadelphia she has yet to encounter a spider larger than a quarter.   
 
 

tpugliese@youthbuildphilly.org