About the Author
Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, a scientist, a decorated professor, and an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Her first book, "Gathering Moss" was awarded the 2005 John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. Her writings have appeared in "Orion," "Whole Terrain," and "Stone Canoe" amongst many others. She lives in Fabius, NY where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and where she is also the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.