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. She recently completed a book, called Home on the Fly, about the process of creating community and a sense of home while living a nomadic life.
Much of Bridget's writing focuses on themes that are close to her heart: relationships between people and their surroundings, sustainable living, explorations of geography and culture, the challenges of forging interpersonal connections in an increasingly isolated world, and the power of music and art. Through her writing, she endeavors to capture specific personal experiences that portray the commonalities of our wild, aggravating, uncertain, and beautiful collective human 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 she remains committed to her biweekly blog, exploraspective, about her travels and explorations. She's also an avid visual artist and guitar player, and she serves on the Santa Cruz City Arts Commission.