RHOA: Newbie Tanya Sam Speaks On Going From Tech To Fashionable Friend Of The Housewives

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Tanya Sam

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Tanya Sam Speaks On RHOA

Remember when we told you about Tanya Sam, the new friend of the show on RHOA who fans think SHOOK Marlo Hampton with her designer duds?

Well, Tanya’s continuing to introduce herself to the world and she’s dishing on going from tech to the Bravo show. Tanya tells PageSix that before RHOA she was a registered nurse working in oncology and hematology who moved into coding under the guidance of her fiance.

“I was a registered nurse for 10 years,” Sam recently told Page Six. “Then I started dating Paul, my fiancé, a serial entrepreneur — he went to Morehouse, got a Ph.D. from Georgia Tech — so he is like the quintessential tech genius geek.”

“He was building his third cybersecurity startup, him and his co-founder. Our dates would involve, ‘Hey I just got to go and talk about some coding technology and how to save the Internet.’ So I just kind of sat in. And so as they were building that company I got more and more involved in building that company. So I say it was kind of like a real-life business school.”

The accomplished reality star is the Director of Partnerships at TechSquare Labs, a technology startup hub and venture capital fund, and cofounder of BuiltxWomen and leads Ascend 2020.

She also told PageSix that she sees correlations between nursing and technology.

“I tell people working in like fast paced oncology and bone marrow transplant is very similar to working in a startup because it’s always on,” she told us. “It is so fast-paced. You can never sit down. You can barely go to the bathroom! Except there’s no blood, so that’s good!”

NeNe did say Tonya’s a geek, it sounds like she’s super into the tech world.

Are YOU looking forward to seeing more of Tanya Sam?


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