Lecturer, College of Creative Studies
Nick Neely holds an MA in literature and environment from the University of Nevada, Reno, and MFAs in nonfiction and poetry from Hunter College and Columbia University. He is a recipient of PEN Northwest’s Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency, a UC Berkeley–11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship, and an AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award. His first book, Coast Range, an essay collection, was a finalist for the John Burroughs Medal for natural history writing. His new book, Alta California, an LA Times Bestseller, details his twelve-week trek from San Diego to San Francisco to retrace the first overland Spanish expedition through California.