Tanaya Thomas-Edwards has been with the Syracuse University Science & Technology Entry Program for 9 years. The mission of STEP is to create a pipeline to college for students from underrepresented ethnic groups and economically disadvantaged groups into STEM and licensed professions. Before STEP, Tanaya worked at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Syracuse and the Choice Program. Tanaya has been working with youth for 12 years. Tanaya really enjoys creating and presenting opportunities for students to discover their potential. Tanaya believes that with education and knowledge of self, anything is possible.