Originally from Salem, Oregon, Micaela Edelson studied and worked in the environmental field for eight years before leaving to pursue writing. Micaela writes creative nonfiction and works to highlight our system’s profiteering priorities and how the resulting effects—deforestation, over-extraction, climate change, etc.—have consequences for balanced ecosystems and marginalized communities. Several themes that she emphasizes are the interconnectedness of humans and non-humans, the dual human-planet benefit of environmental stewardship, and the limitations of thinking in zero-sum binaries (i.e. economy vs. environment, right vs. wrong, Left vs. Right). Micaela is an avid traveler who enjoys hiking, gardening, reading, and spending time with animals.