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Nature & Art
Sonya Sankaran is an artist, ecologist, and educator connecting people to their environment. She is focused on the strong relationship between nature and health, seeking inclusive strategies and designs that reflect the communities they serve. As an ecologist and educator, she has worked with organizations from the Monteverde Conservation League in Costa Rica to the Monterey Bay Aquarium of California and the Ashoka Trust for Ecology and the Environment in India. 

Back in her home town of Madison, Wisconsin, Sonya has reached diverse communities as a consultant for Madison Parks, Public Health of Madison and Dane County and Dane Arts Mural Arts.


She continues to create art that promotes conservation and enhances human and environmental well-being through a connection to nature.

Sonya holds a Bachelor of Science in ecology from the University of San Diego, California and
a master's degree in marine science from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.

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