Nancy earned her Master’s of Environmental Studies degree at the University of Montana in 2012, where she focused on Environmental Writing and taught undergraduate courses exploring the nexus among community, environment, and writing. Originally from Ohio, Nancy has been drawn to the mountains ever since college when she led backpacking, climbing, and canoeing excursions for Ohio University’s Outdoor Pursuits Program. After college, Nancy lived and worked in Chilean Patagonia for four years, coordinating an environmental and English education program for a small non-profit organization and steeping herself in the remote mountain culture. An avid gardener herself, Nancy has 2 years’ experience managing the Montana Healthy Food and Communities initiative at the National Center for Appropriate Technology, a program aimed at increasing locally-grown food in schools, hospitals, and other institutions. Most of the year you can find Nancy in Futaleufú, Chile, working part-time for the bilingual environmental publication, Patagon Journal, teaching yoga, and running a backpacker’s hostel with her partner and their 3 legged dog.