Hello there, my name is Tanya Reyes and I couldn’t be more honored to be an incoming Family Medicine intern at UNM ultimately looking toward the amazing program in Santa Fe. I was born in Alamogordo and have family in Las Cruces as well as Chihuahua, Mexico where my mother and I frequently visit. I grew up and consider my hometown to be good ol’ Espanola, home of the Sundevils! I am proud to be able to work so near to a place so dear to my heart, a place whose cultural richness is matched only by its friendly and charming people. One of my biggest passions in medicine, alongside international as well as rural outreach, has become management of substance abuse/addiction. Sadly this is an issue that needs no explanation to those who are from here. Outside of medicine, I self-identify as a nerd plain and simple. I love comic books, cartoons and artwork but before you think me a couch potato, I also love to be outside especially with my dogs. I love NM weather and scenery.