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Tanya Roberts, M.A.

Research Scientist
ecosystem recovery science

Tanya Roberts is a Research Scientist with the Puget Sound Institute. She has a background in toxics, groundwater, water quality, and riparian habitat and regional ecosystem assessment. She works with PSI supporting the ongoing regional effort to restore the Puget Sound using an ecosystem-based adaptive management approach as outlined in the Puget Sound Action Agenda. She is drafting components of the BIBI and Marine Water Quality Implementation Strategies, as well assessing outcomes of present National Estuary Program funded projects in the Sound. Tanya was previously a member of the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Environmental Assessment program, where she supported a number of monitoring projects throughout the State. Her interests lie in the intersection of sustainability, economics, land use and infrastructure, human and ecosystem health, wellness, and nature-based solutions. She holds an M.A. from the University of Washington Tacoma’s I.A.S. program, where she studied the restoration and redevelopment of the Thea Foss Waterway under CERCLA with the City as lead PRP.