Tatzyana (Tyana) Wachter organizes and maintains the Rapid Reference Collection and database. Working with Robin Foster, she develops photocopy guides to Latin American countries and assists with visitors from Latin America to work on tools for conservation. In addition, Tyana handles the department's travel logistics, which are often complicated given the remoteness of some areas of ECP research.
Tyana’s history with The Field Museum spans over two decades. Prior to her work with ECP, she oversaw the Forest Dynamics Project funds in Ecuador and maintained databases in the Herbarium, Bird Division, and Fish and Herpetology Division.
Tyana graduated from University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.S. in Biology.