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Tanja Srebotnjak

The Nueva School
Director of Environmental Citizenship and Upper School Teacher
Tanja heads the Environmental Citizenship program, which aims to instill optimism, resilience, and a bias toward action on environmental issues. She holds a PhD in environmental statistics and policy from Yale and previously worked at the United Nations, the National Resources Defense Council, and a German environmental think tank. Most recently, Tanja was the Hixon Professor for Sustainable Environmental Design at Harvey Mudd College, where she also launched the Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design. Tanja is passionate about advancing environmental literacy at every age and in every community. Drawing on her experiences in environmental consulting, research, and quantitative methods, she will design tailored environmental programs for Nueva's three divisions and support students in projects they are excited about.