Self-proclaimed lover of people, words, and wild, Kiri Manookin, M.Ed., is an English instructor who has worked around the world, including Taiwan, Ecuador, Utah, Switzerland, Turkey, and — until the pandemic hit — Nepal. She has been published in a variety of forums, including literary and mindfulness journals, and international education journals. At Utah Valley University, Kiri taught academic writing in an ecopedagogical English language program that took international students to Capitol Reef National Park every semester. During the Wilderness Writing Workshop she led each trip, she marveled at how visibly the wild impacted her, her students, and their writing. Adventurous, determined, happy, funky, fun, and soul-deep, Kiri is sure never to underestimate the depth or width of her capabilities — she has surprised herself one too many times to let that happen.