Jana shared her love of nature in art with elementary children for 26 years at a public school in eastern Pennsylvania. She was awarded scholarships with the Japan Fulbright Foundation, Barnes Foundation and Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Arts Educators. She really designed the pollinator and vegetable garden for the Peoria Riverfront Museum and teachers for their summer camp. Currently she works with Peoria Garden Club Central IL Monarch butterfly task force. She is an avid hiker, backpacker and birder and raises vegetables, chickens and cattle on a small historic farm near Dunlap.