Jen Huntley, environmental historian, retired college professor and author of The Making of Yosemite: James Mason Hutchings and the Origin of America’s Favorite National Park (2011: University Press of Kansas), has written widely for both academic and popular audiences. In “East of Eden,” her weekly column for the Reno News and Review alternative newsweekly she explored the liberal perspective of Northern Nevada politics and culture; in “Edlible Traditions,” she uncovered dimensions of the region’s varied food history. She has published in numerous academic peer-reviewed articles discussing nineteenth-century environmental history and the history of print culture in the West. Her blog, “TianAnMenSix-Four+twenty” revisits eyewitness accounts of the Tian an Men Square occupation from her 1989 journals. She has taught writing in various formats, including community college humanities courses. She moved to Vashon Island in 2017 and is currently working on her second book on Yosemite history.