meet tanya

Tanya D. Krueger grew up in the small town of Menasha, Wisconsin. Born with Spina Bifida and Congenital Scoliosis, doctors encouraged her parents to place her in an institution, instead, they took her home. Tanya spent the first thirteen years of her life in and out of hospitals often with life threatening conditions.  As a result, many had low expectations for her, but that did not discourage Tanya from living her life and doing what she wanted. Battling discrimination, especially in the school system, she graduated from high school in 1999 and received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in Radio/TV/Film production and a minor in Communication.

Tanya resides in northeastern Wisconsin where she enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, as well as her dogs Trevor, Ivan, and cat Emma.

Tanya uses her life experiences to motivate and inspire others to overcome their own adversities through public speaking engagements. If you would like to book Tanya for your company or school feel free to contact her via email or use the booking calendar.