Dr. Britt Crow-Miller is a parent to three young kids, partner to an optimistic sustainability scholar, community member, naturalist, writer, environmental geographer, educator, creative thinker, hiker, forager, lover of walking as a mode of transport, and doer. She was raised in New York and currently lives in Western Massachusetts after 15 years out west.
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. In addition to teaching, mentoring, and research, Britt is also Director of the Sustainability Science graduate program. Her academic research is focused on political ecology, environmental justice, water politics, sustainability education, and global development.
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.