Dr. Jennifer Atkinson is a Senior Lecturer in environmental humanities at the University of Washington, Bothell. Her seminar on "Climate Grief and Eco Anxiety" was one of the first college courses of its kind in the U.S., and has been featured in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, NBC News, The Seattle Times, Grist, and dozens of other outlets.
She is creator and host of Facing It, a podcast that explores climate despair and how to stay engaged in environmental solutions without becoming overwhelmed. Dr. Atkinson is also the author of Gardenland: Nature, Fantasy & Everyday Practice, a book that explores the hidden history of gardening in hard times. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago, and has taught at the University of Washington for the past 11 years.