Stanley Tzankov grew up in Davis, CA after his family and he immigrated from Plovidv, Bulgaria. In 2008 after moving to the area to attend UC Santa Barbara, Stanley quickly became engaged with the university’s student government and in various social justice organizing spaces. Stanley worked alongside his peers to advocate for, establish and bolster services that help students financially make their way through their academic careers. He has since worked with several political campaigns in the area.
Stanley served first as an intern with the FUND in 2013 assisting the innovative grant-making program. He moved on to work as a District Representative for State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson before joining the FUND full-time at the end of 2015.