Tanya Anderson

Hometown: Normal, IL
Favorite animal in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Wolverine

Tanya is the Director of Wildlife Expeditions at Teton Science Schools. She has worked in the field of outdoor, environmental, and place-based education since 1996. In that time she has been a naturalist in a variety of ecosystems, guided backpacking, canoeing, skiing, and bicycling trips, sailed around the world twice as an educator aboard a nonprofit ship, studied sea turtles in the Galapagos Islands, taught environmental studies for gap year programs in Latin American and Asia, and coordinated a graduate residency program in environmental education at the North Cascades Institute. She moved to Jackson in 2008, and was the executive director of a local nonprofit and an instructor at Central Wyoming College before becoming the site coordinator for Road Scholar programs at Teton Science Schools. In her free time, Tanya serves on local and regional boards and volunteers for a women’s mentoring program. She enjoys reading, skiing, practicing Japanese and Spanish, participating in local story slams, and getting distracted by scat and tracks on long trail runs.