Originally from Denver, Colorado, Debora graduated with a degree in Environmental studies from the University of Oregon. Prior to TNC, she worked for the New Jersey Audubon Society and Queens College Center for Environmental Teaching and Research. Since 2003 Debora has been a dedicated team member and leader of the Tenafly Nature Center and originally took over the reins as TNC’s Education Director.
In addition to her work at the TNC, Debora serves on the Citizens Advisory Council of the Palisades Interstate Park and has been a board member for the Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education and founder and member of the Nature Program Cooperative. From her contribution to these organizations, Debora has been a recognizable leader in environmental conservation and education in New Jersey for over two decades.
Debora is committed to the continuing success of the TNC and its mission. Debora stated recently: “I feel that the most important thing I can do to make a positive impact on the natural world is to help others make meaningful connections and help them to nurture a respect for what TNC’s founders entrusted to future generations back in 1961. My goal is to work hard to ensure that the local community takes pride in what their fellow community members were able to secure for current and future generations and for which the past and current boards have worked so hard to preserve.”
If you have ideas as to how you would like to see the nature center move forward please don’t hesitate to reach out to Debora.