La’Tanya is a skilled outdoor educator and role model who focuses on outreach and service to urban schools and youth of color. Her intense interest in nature, her skills and knowledge, and especially her boundless enthusiasm will help many additional area individuals understand the importance, and the wonders, of the outdoors.
She holds a degree in Environmental Science from Miles College. Even before her graduation, La’Tanya knew that she wanted to work in nature and to inspire people to love the outdoors as much as she does. From childhood, she has always had a passion for being outdoors and helping people, and she credits her family with strengthening that passion.
La’Tanya serves on the Junior Board of the Alabama Rivers Alliance and has helped to form the active and dynamic junior board of the Cahaba River Society, for which she serves as staff liaison. She has been the keynote speaker at a variety of events including the Color the Crag Climbing Festival and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management’s Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference.