Tanyanika Davis is Deputy Commissioner for Communications and Speechwriting at the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs. In this role, she works to amplify the Office’s external messaging on international policies relevant to NYC’s equity agenda. Prior to joining International Affairs, Tanyanika served as Deputy Director for the Mayor’s Office of Speechwriting where she helped oversee the team that drafts the mayor’s speeches and served as lead writer on major addresses, op-eds and other written materials. In her previous career as a news reporter, Tanyanika covered crime, education, criminal justice, health, the arts and human interest features, most notably, an exclusive interview with the Son of Sam. She is an award-winning writer whose pieces have appeared in such publications as The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Kansas City Star, New York Daily News and the Wall Street Journal. Tanyanika holds a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College in Biology and French, and a Master’s degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University. A native of the island of Jamaica, she now lives in the Bronx with her husband and two children.