Tonyanna studied Human Biology and Interdisciplinary Humanities at Stanford University, concentrating in Medicine in Modern Thought, Literature, and Performance.
She moved to the UK to study Medicine at St. George's Hospital, University of London and continued her postgraduate training with the Dept. of Psychiatry at Basildon University Hospital.
She has taught in both the Science and Arts Departments at SF University High School, including courses in chemistry, biology, microbiology, and music history as part of team-taught interdisciplinary course on Western Civilization: A History of the Arts. She continues to complement her studies with the stage, performing with the SF theatre pub, the SF Olympians Festival, and The Collected Works.