Geneva Evie Toland


527 Farm House Ln
Ames IA


Geneva Evie Toland (she/her) is a writer, farmer, naturalist, and educator currently residing on the ancestral lands of the Baxoje people. As a first-year MFA student and 2022-2023 Pearl Hogrefe fellow in Creative Writing and the Environment, Geneva is humbled and excited to spend the next three years writing at the intersection of land and body.

Her work is informed by her studies in environmental science, ecology, and ethnobotany at Vassar College and the Wilderness Awareness School, her apprenticeship in equity and justice work at Fierce Allies, her experience with chronic illness, and her devotion to the more-than-human world.

When not at her desk, Geneva can be found looking for birds and wildflowers, playing her guitar and writing songs, or in her robe watching New Girl.