my story

Hi there!
My name is Tatiana, and I'd love to introduce you to Tatiana's Tiny Zoo.

My passion for animals started at a very young age, and I’m hoping that my love for the world around us will inspire young kids and adults alike. 


Throughout my years of hosting science programs, attending classes and working with animals and the public, I have found that the only way to get people to care about nature is to expose them to it – you don’t love something you know nothing about!



The goal of my programs is to foster curiosity and appreciation for the most misunderstood creatures on our planet. Through hands-on interaction and fact-based education you will leave having a newfound respect for our scaly, slimy or creepy-crawly friends.


Throughout high school and college, I volunteered at local nature centers and spent plenty of time outdoors. I learned about our native plants and animals while helping dedicated staff care for our local ecosystems.


In 2019 I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s degree in Conservation and Environmental Science and a double minor in Biology and Geography (needless to say, the Earth is what I loved learning about the most!).


I’ve had many internships ranging from Wildlife Rehabilitation to the Milwaukee County Zoo, I even traveled to Israel to study the local animal populations in the Aravah Desert.


These experiences furthered my passion for wildlife, but it wasn’t until I became a Naturalist that I found a love for public education. 


My position teaching at Hawthorn Glen Nature Center opened my eyes to the importance of getting people interested in the natural world around them. I spent hundreds of hours developing programs and curriculum geared from pre-K all the way to high schoolers, and teaching programs about the Great Lakes, Wisconsin Reptiles and many more! 

“Love Nature has an amazing team of hard working professionals. It has been a pleasure to meet them.”

Emily Davis