Tonya McLean joined the Estuary Partnership in 2012. She delivers classroom education, on-river programs, applied learning field programs, service learning projects, and weekend volunteer tree plantings. As a freshwater biologist, Tonya helped expand our curricula in this area and shows students another career related to environmental education. She manages the database that helps us track volunteers, students, and teachers who participate in our programs, and allows us to stay in communication with them. Tonya brings to the team extensive experience in the environmental field including biological research, public outreach, and communication for programs that seek to balance human needs with environmental health. Tonya earned an M.S. in Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland and has a B.S. in Environmental Science from Portland State University.