Tanya Reyes is a Brighter Bites Program Coordinator in Houston. She began her Brighter Bites journey as a Program Associate in the fall of 2016 and transitioned into the Program Coordinator position in the summer of 2017.
Tanya was born and raised in the southernmost part of the Rio Grande Valley where the tropical climate provided an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. She knew from an early age that she wanted to make a difference by helping others create a healthy relationship with food.
Tanya moved to Houston six years ago to attend the University of Houston where she earned a degree in Human Nutrition and Foods. During college she co-created Fun with Food!, an after-school nutrition education outreach program that she used to teach nutrition education classes at neighboring elementary schools. Prior to joining Brighter Bites, Tanya taught child-focused cooking classes and adult cooking demonstrations for HEB.