ABOUT

THREE THINGS I BELIEVE
• Our water = ourselves
• Words shape our water & world | our water & world shape language
Life is more clear through a water lens
EDUCATION
• M.F.A., Creative Writing and Literature. Mills College, Oakland, California
• B.S., Earth Sciences. University of California, Santa Cruz. Honors in thesis on sediment transport in Jurassic streams
SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS
• Awards for The Oasis This Time: Living and Dying with Water in the West (Torrey House, 2019)
–Nautilus Book Award Winner, Ecology & Environment, 2020
–Waterston Desert Writing Prize Winner, 2015
–Oregon Book Award Finalist, Creative Nonfiction, 2020
–Foreword INDIE Award Finalist, Ecology & Environment, 2019
• Everything Change Climate Fiction Prize Finalist, Arizona State University Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative, 2018
• Fulbright Canada RBC Eco Leadership Program Award. Ottawa, ON. 2017
• Fulbright Visiting Research Chair. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. 2014-15
• WILLA Award, Original Softcover Fiction. Women Writing the West. Golden, CO. 2014. For Junction, Utah
• Desert Writer Award. Ellen Meloy Fund. Bluff, UT. 2006. For Junction, Utah
AFFILIATIONS
• Authors Guild, New York, NY
• Fulbright Association, Washington, D.C.
• International League of Conservation Writers, Golden, CO
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