Chandra is an Alaska-born writer, Grand Canyon river guide, and educator. She has worked within the realm of river conservation, celebration, and communication since her 2010 Fulbright grant to Ecuador. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Art Education and Spanish Education from Montana State University, and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. As an educator, Chandra has spent many years working in the public school system, teaching Spanish across the Pacific Northwest and designing effective curriculum. She founded the Freeflow Institute in 2016 and is dedicated to the fusion of creative and natural narrative in the name of thoughtful preservation of wild spaces. Her written work has been featured in a number of publications, most of them fairly river-centric. Chandra, her sweetheart, and her strikingly handsome canine companion, Arlo, are all happily home-based in Missoula, Montana.