Tonya studied broadcast journalism and literature for her undergraduate degrees before discovering her passion for technology. She taught herself HTML, then web project management, before getting her MBA. When her previous company was bought out and a colleague gave Next Century a glowing recommendation, she jumped ship and hasn’t looked back.
It’s Tonya’s job to ensure that Next Century’s DARPA clients are raving-fan customers based on the software the company delivers. She oversees five different teams—one for each of the project contracts she manages—analyzing and reporting on work on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to ensure continual progress toward and compliance with contractual commitments.