Dr. Britt Crow-Miller is a parent to three young kids, partner to an optimistic sustainability scholar, community member, naturalist, writer, political ecologist, environmental educator, creative thinker, hiker, forager, beekeeper, and lover of walking as a mode of transport. She was raised in New York and currently lives in Western Massachusetts after 15 years out west.
Britt is on the faculty in the Departments of Environmental Conservation and Earth, Geographic and Climate Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In addition to teaching and mentoring, Britt is also Director of the Sustainability Science graduate program at UMass. Her academic research is focused on political ecology, water politics, sustainability education, and global development.
In 2018, Britt founded CityWild, a nonprofit organization with the mission of inspiring curiosity about nature through fun, exploration, and hands-on learning for kids and families, including those in underserved communities. The foundation of CityWild was laid in Portland, Oregon and the organization relocated to New England in 2020.
In addition to her academic writing and more popular writing on environmental education, Britt writes both fiction and science-based non-fiction books for children.
She received her Ph.D. in Geography from UCLA in 2013, holds an M.A. from Harvard University and a B.A. from Bard College in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley.