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Associate Professor, Environmental Studies

meMy academic background in the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities have definitely played a part in my love for the interdisciplinarity necessary to solve environmental issues:

PhD in Science and Technical Communication, 2008. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
MA in Creative Writing, 2003. University of Colorado-Boulder.
MS in Geology, 1999. University of Wisconsin-Madison.
BA Mount Holyoke College, 1997.

My research and teaching, which is currently primarily in the environmental humanities (film, literature, history, and communication), explore the interconnections between culture and nature. Specifically, I am interested in how various cultural media such as literature, film, photographs, and other communicative modes shape (and are shaped by) environmental issues.