Tanner Aliff


Fall 2019 John Jay Fellow

Hometown: Seattle, WA
College: George Fox University
Degree: B.S. Cognitive Neuroscience; B.A. Political Science

Tanner graduated from George Fox University in the spring of 2019. In his time of being an undergraduate, Tanner was named the Most Aspiring Student of his class by the George Fox politics department, he served as the chairman for his University’s A.E.I Executive Council for three years, and through being the Psychology Club’s Vice president was able to cultivate a series of Spoken Word events that allowed the student body to express themselves untrammeled through the art of poetry. He received the Undergrad Western Psychology International Studies award from the Western Psychology Association for his research done on executive functioning in Gulariya, Nepal.

Besides working as a research assistant, Tanner has had the privilege to work as a consultant for a non-profit called Community Health Evangelism (CHE). There he worked to empower rural villagers in Nepal by teaching them christian business practices that could stimulate local economic growth and alleviate poverty. Additionally, Tanner had the honor of working as the campaign field coordinator for republican candidate, Josh Hill, who sought to be elected to the Oregon House of Representatives for District 40.

However, one of Tanner’s most meaningful professional involvements has been working as a mental health evaluator for Providence Health. He hopes to pursue this line of study after completing the John Jay Fellowship.

Read about the other Fall 2019 John Jay Fellows