Gina Rae La Cerva

Gina Rae La Cerva is a geographer, environmental anthropologist, writer and painter. She holds advanced degrees from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor’s degree from Vassar College. In her debut book, Feasting Wild, La Cerva examines the relationship between the grand sweep of cuisine, colonialism, conservation, and the little histories of our disconnections from landscapes and seasons. Like a feminist John Muir or a punk Michael Pollan, La Cerva chronicles her travels to our most untamed places, in which she becomes a naturalist of the anthropogenic wilds and the feral domesticates. La Cerva divides her time between New York City and Santa Fe, New Mexico.