Tahanee received her J.D. from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, FL. During law school, she interned at the Miami-Dade School Board Attorneys Office, Legal Services of Greater Miami Tenants Rights Unit, and the Miami-Dade Public Defenders Office. Tahanee was the recipient of the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association Fellowship and was honored by the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for outstanding courtroom advocacy. Upon graduating, she received the Pro Bono Commendation for Outstanding Commitment to Public Service Award and was one of the first from her law school to be selected as a national member of The Order of The Barristers. Prior to joining The Bronx Defenders, she worked for the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, served as a judicial clerk intern to the Honorable Lashann DeArcy Hall of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of New York, and volunteered at organizations such as the Clemency Project and Partakers College Behind Bars Program. Tahanee received her B.S. in psychology and a B.A. in Urban Affairs from Manhattan College in 2007.