Elizabeth Hand

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Elizabeth Hand is a novelist and educator in the fields of writing and science. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Her short fiction and book reviews have appeared in various prominent Canadian publications. She comes to Desmog from a coordinator position at the Portland Hotel Society where she worked in social housing, outreach and harm reduction. As a former social services worker, she is professionally invested in Aboriginal rights and civil liberties issues in Canada. As a Canadian and an American, she aspires to strengthen the dialogue between the two countries concerning environmental issues, and to address such topics with an international perspective.