Yana Sorokin holds a Master’s degree in Ecosystem Ecology and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. She has a diverse background in research, science, and communication, with experience working at research organizations and an environmental consulting firm. Yana joined the Watershed Center in 2016. As Program Manager, Yana applies her diverse background to develop and manage the Watershed’s Center programs and services, ensuring that efforts are aligned with organizational goals, stakeholder and community needs, and current best practices. Yana grew up exploring the lakes and forests of Minnesota, but always wanted to live near the mountains. She is passionate about working with her community to protect and restore our watersheds. When not working, Yana enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and daughter.