Nadia White enjoys solo travel because it makes her love people all the more. As part of a genealogical exploration, she biked a jagged hypotenuse from the Oklahoma panhandle to suburban Seattle, then kayaked from the Olympic Peninsula to Juneau, Alaska. Alone. In the company of her students, she has led trips to consider large landscapes affected by industrial disasters, both quick and slow, including Fukushima, Japan, and Butte, Montana.
A Wyoming-based journalist for many years, Nadia moved to Missoula to teach at the University of Montana School of Journalism, her grandmother’s alma mater. She teaches courses on reporting, global current events and climate change and the media.
A graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, Nadia earned a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of Journalism. Her current work involves inquiries into the role local media play in engaging Western communities in critical conversations about climate change.