Tanisha Bahar is the Director of Financial Aid at Orange Coast College. She has been in higher education since 2008 where she started in the Office of Instruction at Mt. San Jacinto College. After two years, working in various roles, she decided to go back to school and pursue her Master’s Degree; thinking moving into the Financial Aid Office while going to school would be a slower pace. Boy was she wrong! Although, this is where her love for financial aid began.

Tanisha received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration  from the University of LaVerne and an MBA from the University of Redlands. She has also earned several professional credentials from NASFAA U.  She currently serves as the Region VIII Segmental Representative for the California Community College Student Financial Aid Administrators organization. Also, Tanisha is a committee member for State and Federal Issues.

Tanisha resides in Southern California with her husband, four children, three dogs and one cat.