Dr. Britt Crow-Miller is mother to three spunky young kids, partner to a patient sustainability scholar, community member, naturalist, writer, environmental geographer, educator, creative thinker, fair-weather cyclist, hiker, lover of walking as a mode of transport, and doer. She was raised in New York, left her heart in the Pacific Northwest, and currently lives in Western Massachusetts.
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.
Britt is also on the faculty in the Departments of Environmental Conservation and Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her academic research is focused on political ecology, environmental politics, sustainability education, global development, and water resource management in China and cities of the Western U.S.
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.