Biography: 

Mother of 2 Public School Students, Ms Tanikawa has served as an officer of the PTA at 4 schools and on the School Leadership Team at 5. She is currently Chair of the Community Education Council District 2 Diversity Committee. Tanikawa is Co-Chair of the Education Council Consortium working to empower parent leaders as policy level partners. Professionally she is the Executive Director of the NYC NYC Soil and Water Conservation District.