Traci J. Macnamara

Introduction

  • Explored historic huts in Antarctica; climbed to the summit of France’s Mont Blanc; backpacked and climbed in Southeastern Utah’s desert canyons
  • Trained as a Wilderness First Responder and in Avalanche Awareness, Level I

  • Supported scientists at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, where she learned to Nordic ski on the Ross Ice Shelf and build a sturdy snow shelter 

Experience

Traci J. Macnamara is a former writer for LiveAbout, covering hiking, biking, skiing, wildlife encounters, and wilderness survival techniques. She has also written for Backpacker, High Country News, and Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine. She is the founding editor of Proximity Magazine and the co-founder and co-owner of the National Science Foundation-funded SquidBooks. 

Education

Traci J. Macnamara has an undergraduate degree in science from the University of Notre Dame and master’s degrees in English literature, writing, and curriculum and instruction. She has also been trained as a Wilderness First Responder and in Avalanche Awareness, Level I.

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