Tanisha Patel grew up in Paramount, California. Though she has never been professionally trained she has loved to dance since she was able to walk. Tanisha graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology and a Minor in Education. She joined Ishaara in 2007, where she was able to build a sense of fraternity with her fellow dancers and forge life-long friendships while sharing a love of dance. She continued on to purse her passion for working with children by attending the University of California, Irvine and receiving her Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential and Master’s in Teaching. She currently focuses her efforts on providing the best learning environment and education possible for inner city students, helping them to achieve their dreams.

University: UC Berkeley, UC Irvine
Major: Psychology
Career Path: Teaching
Interests: Kids, dancing

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