Since 2006, Hannah Hindley’s work as a naturalist has carried her up and down the Pacific coast, from Point Reyes National Seashore to Yosemite, Glacier Bay, and Wrangell-St. Elias National Parks—leading backcountry trips, kayaking excursions, glacier adventures, tall ship voyages, snorkeling trips, and wilderness hikes. She holds a US Coast Guard 100-ton license and has spent a decade guiding aboard small adventure vessels in Southeast Alaska.
Hannah graduated from Harvard University with degrees in English and Organismic & Evolutionary Biology and she holds her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from University of Arizona. When she’s not wading in tidepools looking for squishy things or laying down in the woods to identify mosses, she can be found at her writing desk. Hannah is the recipient of the Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Award, the Thomas Wood Award in Journalism, the Waterston Desert Writing Prize, the New Conrads Prize in fiction, and the Bill Waller Award for Nonfiction, and her writing can be found in the Harvard Review, Terrain.org, and Alaska Magazine.