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Tanya Valencia (She/her)


Currently living in

Litchfield Park, Arizona, US

Work Preferences


Open to roles

Long Term Employee

About Me


I am a huge live music lover. I enjoy spending time creating and caring for complex habitats for my various fish and amphibians. As a late-diagnosed autistic, I am leaning heavily into my natural analytical skills to bridge the gap between an employment history that is primarily customer service (masking).

Ideal Workplace Values

Accepting differences, willing to listen to one another with understanding being the primary goal, open to follow-up questions, clear and direct instructions and guidance, flexible social requirements that allow me to make my own decisions on comfort level

Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

I can identify patterns and synthesize continued experiences to provide guidance paired with concrete examples to support. I'm often long winded and focused on ensuring all the layers of detail are communicated properly.

Technical Skills

Top 5 Soft Skills

LeadershipCritical ThinkingAttention to DetailSystematicPattern recognition

Inclusion Essentials


Send questions in advanceInterviewer experienced with neurodiversityAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesEmail / calendar organizationDaily job-coach checkinsConcise instructions for processingWritten checklistsReceive information in advanceWritten InstructionsRecorded Meetings1:1 meetingsFlexible scheduleExtra time off for appointmentsUninterrupted work timeErgonomic seatingSelf-stimulation tools / gadgetSupport with advocatingWritten Feedback

Environments I'm comfortable with

Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)
Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Bright or blinking lights


Check out my work

Worked for 5 months from Jun 2020 to Nov 2020

Business Strategist - Freedom Rave Wear

Working since Sep 2019

Managing Editor - Fresh Music Freaks

• Responsible for leading regional team of writers and photographers • Apply for and coordinate media credentials with various PR companies • Strategic planning of monthly article schedule to reach maximum reader audience • Assign and edit content for all team members • Responsible for onboarding process with all new team members • Provide pre and post coverage for local music events and large music festivals across the country • Use public speaking skills and journalism skills to coordinate, conduct, and publish artist interviews

WordPressContent Editing

Education and Credentials

Attended for 2 years from 2018 to 2020

Arizona State University

Master's degree - Sustainability

Attended for 6 years from 2012 to 2018

Arizona State University

Bachelor's degree - Conservation Biology