Tanya joined Yale in 2008 first as publicist for books on natural history and environmental science at Yale Press, and then as operations manager at Pierson College where she helped establish new student initiatives between the college and Yale Sustainability, the Yale Sustainable Food Program and the Yale Carbon Charge. Tanya led the initial carbon charge pilot in Pierson College. She was awarded two Certificates of Outstanding Recognition for her environmental leadership on campus.
Tanya holds an MA in Climate and Society from Columbia University where she was a member of the inaugural class of the Climate School, as well as an MA in modern languages and literature from Freie Universität Berlin. Prior to working at Yale, Tanya worked for the BBC as a senior director of the corporation’s international publishing program, first in London, and later in New York, bringing productions such as Planet Earth to new audiences around the world. She was raised and educated in Germany and England and, in addition to her native German and English, is fluent in Italian and French. She is a fellow of Pierson College.