Tatiana Peña was born, raised, and currently resides in South Phoenix. She attended schools in the Roosevelt District, as well as, Frank Elementary, Fees Middle School, and Mountain Pointe High School.
At South Mountain Community College, she served as Student Government President and earned the nomination for the All-USA Academic Team. She earned a bachelor’s degree in multi-lingual and multi-cultural education at Arizona State University. Her mariachi violinist father trained her to play mariachi guitar, vihuela, and sing. More recently she’s completed a Master’s in Public Administration from Grand Canyon University. She’s worked as a teacher in public, charter, and private schools. She is married and has three daughters.
Knowing how valuable a good education can be to give children better opportunities for success, Tatiana values giving children and families educational equality through school choice.
She believes that in order to preserve a healthy middle class and not fall into bad policies, AZ cannot keep raising taxes and over-regulating. She’s pro-life and believes in protecting the innocence of children from radical ideologies aimed to change moral virtues. She believes in prison reform with a focus on rehabilitation and family re-unification once society’s debt has been repaid.