Jacquelynn Ward grew up running around the woods, eating herbs straight from the garden, and sleeping outside whenever possible. Since then, she has been exploring the ways in which language, land, work, and imagination help us to be fully alive on Earth. She is currently an educator, storyteller, shiatsu practitioner, gardener, and aspiring herbalist. For the past decade, she has worked for numerous wilderness schools in the Northeast, and pursued academic learning. She holds a B.A. in Historiography and Alternative Historical Narrative, and an M.A. in Viking and Medieval Norse History. Jacquelynn is also a Wilderness First Responder.