Nell Smith


I am a writer and field biologist interested in the relationships between flora, fauna, and folk. My writing draws from scientific knowledge and literary traditions to explore questions of belonging, adaptation, and reciprocity in both ecological and human terms. 

Originally from Maine, I am currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing and Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming. I also hold a BA in Environmental Studies and Arts & Letters from Prescott College. I’m interested in the cross-fertilization between the arts and sciences in telling stories that can expand our perception of the natural world and humans’ place within ecological systems.