Linda Shenk is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Iowa State University. A humanist by training, she applies her background in storytelling and performance to community engagement and relationship building around issues of land and water conservation. She has worked with and learned alongside urban youth, neighborhood groups, women landowners, hydrologists, climate scientists, engineers, architects, and social scientists. Linda holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Minnesota and a MA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (a place where she lived in a cabin with no running water for 4 years). She lives in Ames with her family and is slowly working to convert more of her yard to water-wise and pollinator-supporting plants.
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