She is a Senior Program Officer in ISD. In this capacity, Tanyelle administers the Title VI Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) program, and the Fulbright Hays Senior Consultant. Tanyelle has past experience overseeing the Title VI Business and International Education (BIE) program, Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, National Resource Centers, and the Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship program. She frequently represents ED at national conferences.
She recently served as a Presidential Management Council Fellow assisting in the efforts to implement President Obama’s Executive Order 13583 – Establishing a Coordinated Government-wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workplace. In 2006, the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) named Tanyelle the “International Trade Educator of the Year.” Before joining IFLE, Tanyelle was a Program Officer for OPE’s Division of Higher Education Incentive Programs. During her tenure, she administered fellowships and grants to institutions of higher education under the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need, the Law School Clinical Experience, and the Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship programs. Tanyelle also serves on the Departments Diversity Council.
Tanyelle has pursued studies in business, administrative management, and the liberal arts. She received a Master’s degree in Administrative Management and Public Policy from Bowie State University in Maryland, and a B.A. in Law and Society from Hood College in Maryland. Tanyelle also attended the American University in Washington D.C. while completing her internship with the Association for Public Administrators.