Hello world! My name is Tanner Bokor.
I’m a creative, decisive multi-tasker who enjoys wearing several different hats and a drive for finding solutions to difficult problems. I have five years of experience working with nonprofit groups in senior leadership roles with strong passion for politics, digital advocacy, and journalism.
I was born and raised in Monroe, Connecticut, before moving to Canada in 2011 to study Political Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC.) While at UBC, I delved into journalism as the head of The Ubyssey newspaper’s investigative news team and as a staff news writer, covering everything from campus development to electoral area elections. I also became heavily involved with local non-profit groups, ranging from founding British Columbia’s first pro-transit coalition group, Get OnBoard BC, to launching the Alliance of B.C. Students, the largest post-secondary alliance in the province.
Later, I was proudly elected as the 105th President of the UBC AMS, the largest student union in Canada, where I oversaw a diverse portfolio of government relations, business management, and project management, including the transition into UBC’s new $110 million new student center. I also sat on the boards of numerous non-profit and charity groups around Metro Vancouver, including as the founding Vice-President & Digital Communications Manager of the Better Transit & Transportation Coalition and as a Board Member for the Law Students Legal Assistance Program (LSLAP.)
In 2016, I returned to journalism and served as the President of The Ubyssey Publications Society, before making the leap to Langara College to study journalism. During my studies, I wrote for the Langara Voice newspaper and interned with Global BC, British Columbia’s most watched cable news network.
After six years in Canada, I’m now back in the United States and searching for new opportunities that will allow me to apply the skills gained from my diverse range of experiences to tackling new problems.
In my spare time, I like traveling, craft beer, photography, music production and spending time with my adopted rescue dog, Caba.