Tanyka Owens, born and raised in San Francisco Ca. She attended City College of San Francisco and participated on the track and field team. Then graduated from California State University of Los Angeles with a Bachelor Degree in Communication Studies-Broadcasting Radio and Television. She also received two Associate Degrees from EPIC Bible College in Christian and Ministerial Studies. Currently, she is working on her certification as an American Sign Language Interpreter (ASL). She is a single parent to a lovely seventeen year old daughter name Chantel. Just like her mom, she has become passionate for the deaf community. For the past four years, she is still very passionate for teaching and helping bridge the gap between deaf and hearing people at all levels.