Ethnic Media Manager
Expertise: Hispanic/Latino issues, diversity issues, ethnic media
Tanya S. Arditi is the Ethnic Media Manager at American Progress, where she is primarily responsible for relationships with and elevating the organization’s profile among ethnic media outlets across the United States.
Tanya came to American Progress from Latinovations, the Latino practice area of the public affairs firm the Dewey Square Group. There, she was a junior associate under the leadership of Maria Cardona, Democratic political strategist and principal of the Dewey Square Group. There, Tanya concentrated on public relations, communications, government affairs, coalition building, and partnership outreach to influential and key national Hispanic organizations and groups, traditional and social media, as well as event planning and execution for Latinovations clients, which range from nonprofit and advocacy organizations to government projects, corporate clients, and many others. She supported the team’s efforts in creating partnerships and coalitions in order to garner support around different clients’ policy issues that often directly impacted the Hispanic community. She assisted in maintaining and forging relations with Hispanic and Spanish-language media outlets such as print, radio, TV, and web, and aided in communications strategies.
Prior to Latinovations, she was an international affairs fellow at the Latino and Latin American Institute of the American Jewish Committee, where she assisted the director and associate director with research on issues related to U.S. Latino-Jewish relations and Latin American-Jewish community relations with their own countries and the U.S. Tanya aided in drafting, editing, and translating executive briefings, meeting summaries, reports, and articles, as well as coordinating high-level meetings around the United Nations General Assembly.
Tanya holds a bachelor’s degree in English and global cultures/socio-cultural anthropology from Binghamton University, and a master’s degree in public policy from American University. She was born in Asuncion, Paraguay, grew up in New York, New York, and currently lives in Washington, D.C.