Tatiana Marquez
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
National Park Service, Environmental and Natural Resource Economist

A native of Nicaragua, Tatiana is a lifelong environmentalist and outdoor enthusiast. She moved to the US in 2000 amidst the national debate on how the US would handle the changing climate. Tatiana graduated from Florida International University in Miami with a degree in Environmental Studies and minors in Chemistry and Hydrology. She spent two years working as an environmental consultant with a multinational company where she gained firsthand understanding of how public policy incentivizes behavior in the private sector. Through her work, Tatiana was deployed as an environmental first responder during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill which inspired her to transition to public service and pursue further education in the field of environmental economics. Tatiana spent one year as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Tucson assisting at-risk youth develop paths towards completing their high school education and envision future career options.  With the financial support of the US Department of Agriculture National Needs Fellowship, Tatiana earned a masters degree in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Over the last six years, Tatiana has dedicated herself to public service working as an economist for the National Park Service. As one of the few economists in the bureau, Tatiana conducts economic analysis related to preserving the outstanding national natural and cultural resources while balancing public access for enjoyment, education and inspiration.

Tatiana is an active member of the community and volunteers with various organizations including Metro Caring, Denver Food Rescue, Lutheran Family Services of the Rocky Mountains, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, WalkDenver and Family Promise. When not working, Tatiana enjoys reading hiking, meeting friends over coffee, and hosting large dinner parties.