Tahlia Bear

Tahlia Bear

Indigenous Peoples Engagement Manager


Program/Department: Government Affairs

Office Location: Colorado

Area of Focus

Tahlia is the Indigenous Peoples Engagement Manager and leads the outreach and partnership efforts with tribal nations and organizations in the WRA region. Tahlia works across all of WRA programs to identify and facilitate opportunities for collaboration with Indigenous peoples around strategies and policies that positively impact our earth and natural world.


Tahlia joined the WRA staff in 2021. She dedicated the last 14 years working for STEM organizations in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, outreach, and education. In her past work Tahlia has collaborated with university faculty, tribal schools, teachers, students, and early career scientists. She has worked at the National Wildlife Federation, the National Council for Science and the Environment, and the Geological Society of America.


B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a M.A. in International Education from George Washington University.

Favorite thing about the West

Mountain vistas, desert landscapes, and being able to see the sun rise and set on the horizon.

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