Tanika Pierce is an employee at the Small Business Administration (SBA). In her role as a Procurement Analyst her responsibility is to assist small business firms in the North Texas Area in learning how to do business with the Federal Government and advocating for small business set-asides in government contracting. Prior to joining SBA, Tanika was employed at General Services Administration (GSA) and served in the United States Air Force. Tanika is passionate about the youth and education. She has been a member, volunteer and tutor in organizations such as Toastmasters, Big Brother Big Sister, Greater Dallas Young Professionals, Air Force Cadet Officer Mentoring Program, and National Society of Black Engineers just to name a few. Tanika is a native of Dallas, TX and in her spare time loves to cook and spend time with her husband and three children. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas at Denton, Webster University of St. Louis, and University of Texas at Dallas.