Dr. Jennifer Atkinson is a senior lecturer in environmental studies at the University of Washington, Bothell. She is the author of "Gardenland: Nature, Fantasy and Everyday Practice," a book that explores the hidden desires behind gardening throughout American history. Dr. Atkinson's seminar on "Climate Grief & Eco-Anxiety" was one of the first college courses of its kind in the U.S., and has been featured in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, NBC News, The Seattle Times, Grist, and dozens of other outlets. She is also host of "Facing It," a podcast about climate despair and eco-anxiety. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Chicago, and has taught at the University of Washington for the past 11 years.