A science journalist by training and a high school science teacher and college writing instructor by profession, I have offered award-winning writing, literature, journalism and environmental studies courses for three decades at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I also lead workshops and retreats for field stations and outdoor education schools around the West.
I have a bachelor’s degree in biology from Harvard University and a . (See an older but informative article about the graduate program here.) My book What I Learned at Bug Camp: Essays on Finding a Home in the World was published in 2011 by Juniper Lake Press. I have contributed essays and poems to several anthologies, including Storming Heaven’s Gate, edited by Amber Coverdale Sumrall and Patrice Vecchione, and The Way of Natural History, edited by Thomas Lowe Fleischner.