Tanya Sulikowski’s sixth grade field trip to the NJSOC inspired her career path as a field ecologist and classroom teacher. She returned to the school three more times: first as a Student Teacher in 1999, next as a Graduate Student conducting research in the Flat Brook River in 2011, and finally as Faculty in 2018 until the school closed in 2020. Tanya is thrilled to make her final career stop as the NJSOC Director of Education. Tanya is a National Geographic Grosvenor Teaching Fellow and earned the Women in Wildlife Award for Education by the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ. During her off hours, she is an avid native plant and organic vegetable gardener and loves to hike, paddle, and explore the planet’s wildest places with friends and her husband Bruce.