Sarah Jaquette Ray

Dr. Sarah Jaquette Ray works at the intersection of climate, emotions, and justice. She is a professor and chair of environmental studies at California Polytechnic, Humboldt. An environmental humanist with a BA in Religious Studies, an MA in American Studies, and a PhD in Environmental Sciences, Studies and Policy, Dr. Ray draws on an eclectic […]


Bryn Nelson

Bryn Nelson is a Seattle-based freelance writer, author, and editor with an avid interest in biology, biomedicine, ecology, green technology, and unconventional travel destinations. After receiving his PhD in microbiology from the University of Washington, Bryn shifted course to become a journalist. Since then, he has written for more than 30 publications ranging from the […]


Bathsheba Demuth

Bathsheba Demuth is writer and environmental historian specializing in the lands and seas of the Russian and North American Arctic. Her interest in northern places and cultures began when she was 18 and moved to the village of Old Crow in the Yukon, where she trained huskies for several years. From the archive to the dog […]


Lyndsie Bourgon

Lyndsie Bourgon writes about the environment and its entanglement with history, culture, and identity. Her features have been published in The Atlantic, Smithsonian, the Guardian, the Telegraph, the Oxford American, Aeon and elsewhere. In 2018, she was named a National Geographic Explorer and traveled to Peru to document Indigenous experiences of timber theft. Lyndsie’s first […]


Mallory McDuff

Mallory McDuff writes and teaches environmental education at Warren Wilson College, a liberal arts school that integrates academics with work and community engagement. She lives on campus with her two daughters in a 900-square foot house with an expansive view of a white barn, a herd of cows, and the Appalachian mountains of Western North […]


Madeline Ostrander

Madeline Ostrander is an environmental journalist and the author of At Home on an Unruly Planet: Finding Refuge on a Changed Earth. Named one of Kirkus Review’s 100 best nonfiction books of 2022, Unruly Planet tells the stories of four American communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis. A vivid and deeply reported work […]


Sarah Vogel

Sarah Vogel is the first woman elected state Commissioner of Agriculture in US history, and one of the nation’s foremost agriculture lawyers. She has received numerous awards and honors, including a Distinguished Service Award from the American Agricultural Law Association and a Lifetime Achievement award from the Democratic Nonpartisan League of North Dakota. Vogel is […]


Audrey Peterman

Audrey Peterman is the 2022 recipient of the National Park Conservation Association’s Centennial Leadership Award, “for her outstanding contributions toward ensuring that the national parks are ready and well-prepared for their second century of service to the American people.” The award marks a penultimate accomplishment in 27 years that Mrs. Peterman has been striving to […]


Eden Robinson

Eden Robinson is an award-winning Indigenous writer from Canada. She is a member of the Haisla and Heiltsuk First Nations. Eden is the author of the short story collection Traplines (1995). Traplines won the Winifred Holtby Prize for best first work of fiction and was a New York Times Notable Book. Her second book Monkey Beach (2000), a novel, was shortlisted […]


Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka Kumar is the critically-acclaimed author of Conversations with Birds and Take Wing and Fly Here. Her essays and criticism appear in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Huffington Post, and High Country News. A lifelong naturalist, she is deeply passionate about birds and wild animals—and about restoring their ecosystems and stemming biodiversity loss. Her vivid stories about her […]