Tonja has been teaching at Fernbank Science Center since 2001. Prior to that, she worked in the field of Reproductive Health. In addition, Tonja was a Test Development and Analysis Specialist in Science and Health, at Georgia State University. She received her B.S. in Biology from Clark Atlanta University and her M.S. from Georgia State University’s School of Education. Since joining Fernbank Tonja has worked with: The National Science Biomedical Research Institute at Morehouse College and Texas A&M University, People to People Summer Science Leadership Program at Johns Hopkins University and received training in Forensic Science at Tufts University.
Currently, Tonja teaches various courses at Fernbank including Reproductive Physiology, Anatomy and Physiology and Forensic Science.