Tanya Melich Tanya Melich is one of the founders of the modern women’s movement. In 1971 Melich helped organize the Manhattan Women’s Political Caucus. She co-founded the New York State National Women’s Political Caucus in 1972.
Melich was elected Phi Betta Kappa and graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Colorado in 1958 with general and departmental honors. In 1961 she graduated from Columbia University with her MA in Public Law and Government.
Melich worked as a newspaper reporter at “The Salt Lake Tribune” in the 1950s. In 1956 she was a Ford Foundation Political Intern for the Republican candidate for governor in Colorado. Her first campaign experience in New York was in 1959 for Samuel Pierce who ran for General Sessions Judge. She continued to work on state and national campaigns in various positions: