Bridget graduated from Harvard University and has had previous lives as a middle school teacher, wilderness guide, outdoor education administrator, yoga instructor, energy bar maker, music festival coordinator, Spanish teacher, and graphic designer. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Northern Arizona Universitywhere she also worked as a composition instructor. Bridget lives in one of her favorite places on the planet, Santa Cruz, CA, but she still considers herself to be a semi-migratory being in love with far too many ecosystems to spend too much time in one place.
Much of Bridget's writing focuses on themes that are close to her heart: relationships between people and place, the complexity of human/non-human interactions, sustainable living in the Anthropocene, and the challenges of forging interpersonal connections in an increasingly isolated world. Through her writing, she endeavors to capture specific personal experiences that portray the commonalities of our wild, aggravating, uncertain, and beautiful collective journey.
She was a recipient of a Voices in the Wilderness artist's residency to travel with and write about migratory birds and bird biologists in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and a resident at Event Horizon in Crete, Greece. She remains committed to her biweekly blog, exploraspective, about her travels and explorations and has recently begun writing for Hilltromper. Bridget is an avid visual artist and guitar player as well as a compulsive surfer, swimmer, bike rider, and trail runner.