Tanya Pérez-Brennan

Tanya Pérez-Brennan

Instructor on Spanish


  • BA, University of Massachusetts Boston, Latin American Studies (independent major)
  • MS, Journalism, Columbia University School of Journalism
  • MFA Creative Writing and Literature, Bennington College


Tanya Pérez-Brennan is an Instructor on Spanish for the fall 2019 semester. For the past ten years she has worked as a court interpreter for the Massachusetts Trial Court and as a freelance translator and journalist. She has also worked extensively as a medical interpreter. Tanya has served as Adjunct Faculty at Regis College, where she taught an intermediate Spanish course for healthcare professionals, and Babson College, where she taught courses in elementary and intermediate Spanish. She also served as a language coach for medical interpreting classes for bilingual medical personnel in the greater Boston area.

Her journalism work includes coverage of immigration policy for Fox News Latino, coverage of immigrant communities for the Boston Globe, government reporting for the Orlando Sentinel, and arts coverage for the Florida Times-Union. At HDS she hopes to help students hone their language and translation skills to facilitate their intellectual and academic goals.


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