writer, editor, geographer
I am passionate about public space and how it can be inclusive and nurturing of relations between humans and Earth. I have a forthcoming book with Temple University Press titled, “Loving Orphaned Space, the art and science of belonging to Earth,” a geographer’s take on the enormous amount of ignored, overlooked and abused space around us and a call to recognize the undervalued labor creating new ways humans can negotiate being better citizens of Earth.
I'm currently Participatory Action Research Scientist at the Center for Integrated Agriculture Systems, UW-Madison. Previously, I ran the website for The Progressive magazine, curated environmental content for Upworthy, and edited the journal Ecological Restoration. My research and writing has focused on environmental art-science collaboration, alternative farming and food systems, narrative in environmental networks, environmental humanities, environmental policy, organic agriculture, microbial biopolitics, and social movements. Along with my research, I've extensive experience with academic publishing, organizational communications and management, editing, grant writing, website management and design, social media, as well as basic data analytics.
Each image below links to a different collection of my work, but all of it is connected by a curiosity of how humans can be better citizens of Earth.