AmeriCorps Grant Coordinator

Tanza comes to YouthBuild by way of Beirut. She graduated with 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 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