Tia was born in Nassau, Bahamas. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota, USA in 2003.
Since graduating from university Tia has worked at the Ministry of Finance as an Economist. It was there that she received her first exposure to the field of international trade by working on the CARIFORUM-EU EPA, The Bahamas’ Accession to the WTO and the CARICOM-Canada Trade and Development Agreement.
Tia has also taken numerous online, regional and international WTO training courses including the 3 month trade policy course in Geneva.