JENNIFER DUFFIELD WHITE grew up in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, working in the family nursery business. She earned a B.A. from St. Lawrence University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Montana.
She spent a decade as a managing editor for a horticulture magazine, GrowerTalks, and founded an e-newsletter on sustainability, GreenTalks. As a freelance writer, her work has appeared in publications such as Women’s Adventure, Adirondack Life, Yahoo! Travel, FloraCulture International, and The Nervous Breakdown. Her fiction and poetry can be found in publications such as Narrative Magazine, Witness, Terrain.org, Knee-Jerk Magazine, and two nature writing anthologies. In 2013, she was awarded a position as artist-in-residence at Glacier National Park. She has called Vermont, Chicago, and the Adirondacks home, but she now lives in Montana and is a contributor to Montana Backcountry.
As a teacher, Jennifer has taught creative writing in a variety of settings: at the University of Montana, through an arts program in a Federal Correctional Facility, in public schools, national parks, and more. She spent the 2010-2011 school year as a writer-in-residence at the Washington Middle School in Missoula, Montana; and in 2013 she was an artist-in-residence at Glacier National Park, where she taught nature journaling. She currently teaches elementary students as a writer in residence with the Missoula Writing Collaborative.
As a freelance writer and editor, Jennifer is available for a variety of writing, editing, and coaching projects. See “Writing & Editing Services.”
In her spare time, Jennifer is an avid runner, skier, mountain biker and gardener.