Tanya Samman (@T_S_Sci) has a multidisciplinary background and brings an interdisciplinary approach to all her pursuits. She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Toronto, and her Ph.D. from the University of Calgary, specializing in paleontology and geology. Her research interests include palaeoecology and functional morphology and biomechanics.
Tanya is interested not only in the research aspect of science, but also in science education, outreach, and communication. She volunteers her time with several organizations and has participated in activities that include mentoring, classroom visits, field trips, presenting talks, setting up and staffing palaeontology and geology booths and tables for public events, and presenting research through the media. She has taught introductory geology and scientific literacy courses and is an alumna of the Banff Science Communications program.
She is a veteran subject editor with the Science Borealis blog, joining the team in early 2017, and covers the Environmental & Earth Science beat with co-editor Alina C. Fisher until 2021. She also serves as treasurer on Science Borealis’s Core Management Team.