Tanya Pappa


Tanya Pappa is the Youth Development Network Coordinator for the Children & Nature Network. Tanya brings a deep commitment to the idea of community by focusing on strengthening partnerships and centering equity in her work. Her dedication to intersectionality (protection of people and the planet) has led her to conduct community engagement for at-risk youth, habitat restoration research and monitor conservation easements in rural communities in Colorado and California, support reforestation and permaculture efforts with community in Peru and Chile, assist elders in preparing for winter in the Navajo Nation of Arizona, and reintroduce Asian elephants into the wild in a remote village in Thailand. Her experiences abroad honed her ability to adapt to new ways of life outside of the US, expand connectivity with people despite language barriers, and work humbly within the context of new communities and cultures.