Tania Peres has been part of the Chemistry Department at John Abbott College since 2006. She graduated from Concordia University with a B.Sc. in Chemistry followed by a Ph.D. in 1999. Tania then moved to New York City where she taught at St. Francis College and Bard HS Early College. She was also involved in laboratory development. She returned to Montreal in 2005 and worked briefly for an insurance company as a consultant for the biotech industry.