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Tanya Kaanta

Tanya Kaanta is a Korean adoptee and the Owner and Director of Ties: Adoptive Family Travel. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology and an M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education with a focus on intercountry adoption, identity formation, emotion work, advocacy, and agency. Prior to Ties, she worked for 20 years in higher education supporting students, teaching sociology, and conducting evaluation research. She has spoken at multiple Heritage Camps and first started working with Ties as adjunct staff for Kazakhstan in 2019, where she loved connecting with both adoptees and parents. Along with her husband and teenage daughter, she currently splits her time between Colorado and living abroad, while their son attends university in Colorado.  In her free time, you can find her walking along the ocean or reading romance novels.