author, educator, geographer
I am passionate about public space as inclusive and nurturing of relations between humans and Earth. My new book with Temple University Press, Loving Orphaned Space, the art and science of belonging to Earth is a geographer’s take on the enormous amount of ignored and abused space around us. I tell stories about such space as well as the power of environmental art in celebrating this space and the too-often undervalued work of building relationships between people and their environments.
I'm currently Participatory Action Research Scientist at the Center for Integrated Agriculture Systems, UW-Madison. Previously, I worked with the Farley Center for Peace, Justice, and Sustainability supporting immigrant and underserved farmers, ran the website for The Progressive magazine, curated environmental content for Upworthy, and edited the journal Ecological Restoration. My research and education efforts have focused on environmental art-science collaboration, alternative farming and food systems, storytelling in environmental networks, public understanding of science, environmental humanities, environmental policy, organic agriculture, microbial biopolitics, and social movements. I've extensive experience in project management, working with multidisciplinary teams, as well as publishing, editing, grant writing, website management and design, social media, and basic data analytics.
Each image below links to a different collection of my work.