Tanya Birks currently works as the Director of Community Development and Revitalization at GrantWorks, Inc. in Austin, Texas. Though new to the Austin area, Tanya is a native of Texas, born in Houston, and but has primarily lived in Dallas-Fort Worth. She studied Business Administration at the University of North Texas, earning a Bachelor’s Degree and studied Management at the University of Texas (at Dallas), earning a Master’s Degree. Tanya is an affordable housing finance professional with a specialization in multifamily asset management, real estate financial modeling, development finance, pro forma analysis, investor underwriting, cost estimating, and analysis of affordable housing resources. Additionally, she has extensive experience working as a senior financial analyst and financial investigator for the federal government over the span of 8 years.