ABOUT

The author in Inner Gorge Grand Canyon. Photo © Tim Turner.

THREE THINGS I BELIEVE
  • Our water = ourselves
  • Words shape our water & world | our water & world shape language
  • Life’s bigger 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

Nautilus Book Award, Ecology & Environment, The Oasis This Time: Living and Dying with Water in the West. 2020.

Finalist for Recent Awards
–Oregon Book Award, Creative Nonfiction, 2020
–Foreword INDIE Award in Ecology & Environment, 2019
–Everything Change Climate Fiction Prize, Arizona State University Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative, 2018.

Fulbright Canada RBC Eco Leadership Program Award. Ottawa, ON. 2017.

Resident Researcher, U.C. Irvine Steele-Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center, Borrego Springs, CA. 2015.

Fulbright Visiting Research Chair. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. 2014-15.

Waterston Desert Writing Prize, The Oasis This Time: Living and Dying with Water in the West. Bend, OR. 2015.

WILLA Award, Original Softcover Fiction (Junction, Utah). Women Writing the West. Golden, CO. 2014.

AFFILIATIONS

–Board of Directors, Northwest Scientific Association, Spokane, WA
–Authors Guild, New York, NY
–Fulbright Association, Washington, D.C.
–International League of Conservation Writers, Golden, CO

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