After growing up in the suburbs of Boston, Bethany has spent the last seven years learning to live with the lands of Southeast Alaska—hunting, fishing, harvesting, and foraging nearly 100 percent of the protein she eats. She also believes in the power of storytelling. Bethany is currently the Communications Director for the Sitka Conservation Society and also works with the Sustainable Southeast Partnership, where she focuses on small indigenous villages in Southeast Alaska. Bethany has a Master of Science in biodiversity, conservation, and management from the University of Oxford, and a Bachelor of Science in biology with minors in fine arts and neuroscience.
Bethany’s passion for storytelling began when she was a marine biology research assistant and outreach specialist on a plankton project in Antarctica. She helped develop what would become an award-winning outreach project connecting science and polar research with middle school classrooms through multimedia storytelling. Since then she has used her range of skills to create multimedia projects that positively impact communities, ecosystems, and the world. Bethany has been published in the Alaska Dispatch News, Edible Alaska magazine, and the Juneau Empire. Her favorite place to explore is Kruzof Island near Sitka. http://www.bethany-goodrich.com/