HLA Staff, Tanya Ang

Tanya Ang

Managing Director, Advocacy


Tanya joined Higher Learning Advocates excited to continue the work she had been doing advocating on behalf of today’s learners. She comes with over 20 years of higher education experience with much of that experience focused on identifying and promoting policies that best support ways to increase access and attainment of higher learning for all students. She believes higher education can be as life changing for others as it was for her and her siblings, all first-generation students.

Prior to coming to Higher Learning Advocates, Tanya served as the Vice President of Veterans Education Success where she worked to ensure military-connected students had access to high-quality education. She has also worked at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and served as the Director of Veterans Programs at the American Council on Education. Tanya began her career in higher education working at two universities as an Administrative Analyst for the Vice President of Student Affairs Office at California State University – Fullerton and as Associate Registrar at Vanguard University where most her work focused on supporting post-traditional students.

Tanya earned her BA in Communications at Biola University and an MA in Organizational Leadership at Vanguard University. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her kids and coaching a high school dance team.

You can find Tanya on Twitter at @TanyaMAng.