Tanida has been a parent leader at Rocketship Rising Stars and KIPP Heritage in San Jose, CA since 2017. She is an advocate for high-quality education ever since she moved to San Jose 15 years ago. Her experience with public schools out of state that were high quality and overachieving is what sparks her passion to getting high-quality schools in the city of San Jose, which is where she calls home. She says she became a leader by accident and as she learned about her power as a parent, she realized that this was the only way that she can leave both her children and future generations a legacy. She can make sure that they have a great education.