Tanya Domi

Chief of External Relations

CUNY Graduate Center

Tanya Domi recent accepted a position as the new chief of external relations at CUNY Graduate Center. Before this appointment, she was the Senior Public Affairs Officer for International Affairs, Economics and Politics at Columbia University's Office of Communications and Public Affairs. Prior to joining Columbia in 2006, she worked internationally for more than a decade on issues related to democratic transitional development, including political and media development, gender issues, sex trafficking, human rights and media freedom. The countries where Domi has worked include Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Georgia, The Gambia, Kosovo, Nepal, The Philippines, The Republic of Montenegro and the Republic of Serbia. Her previous work in Bosnia-Herzegovina implementing the Dayton Peace Accords, 1996-2000, included stints as the chairperson for the OSCE Media Experts Commission during the 1998 general elections; counselor to Amb. Robert Barry and executive assistant to the late Robert Frowick; Spokesperson and Director of Press and Public Information under Amb. Barry from 1999-2000. Prior to working abroad, Ms. Domi served as a congressional aide to the late Frank X. McCloskey, chief of staff to Hawaii State Senator Anthony Chang and served 15 years in the U.S. Army as an enlisted soldier and commissioned officer. She has published extensively on post-conflict societies, media and gender issues. As a freelance journalist she has contributed to the Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times, and other journals.