I am a queer writer and narrative strategist. Most of my work focuses on climate justice, particularly in the American Southwest. I was activated in my teens with the youth-led climate movement and organized climate justice programs for and by young people. Now, my work focuses on storytelling and narrative building. I feel most alive when listening to someone's story. I strive to create storytelling experiences built on a foundation of trust, consent, and transparency, where people feel safe to share themselves in a raw, honest way.
I am the co-editor of the anthology New World Coming: Frontline Voices on Pandemics, Uprisings, and Climate Crisis and a recipient of the High Country News Bell Prize. I received my MA in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah, where I researched the role of story in movement building and conducted interviews with over 30 people on a just transition in the Southwest. Before that, I studied environmental policy at Colorado College and researched land and water issues with the State of the Rockies Project.
I currently live on Goshute, Shoshone, and Ute land in Salt Lake City, and I'm descended from Mormon settlers who colonized these lands. I live with a commitment to repair what can be repaired through truth telling, wealth redistribution, and showing up with accountability.