Jennifer Armstrong began teaching in 1998 and has taught writing, literature, and film studies courses at a tribal college, a women’s college, a community college, and a state university. Since moving to Yellowstone in 2017, she has turned her attention to writing and editing and is at work on three projects: a memoir on teaching (which she hopes reads better than it sounds); a multi-media documentary on the nature of belonging; and a series of interpretive materials featuring Native-American stories from Yellowstone National Park’s 26 associated tribes. She believes writing helps us to better understand the world and our place in it, and she encourages students to engage their sense of wonder, ask questions, and take time to reflect on their experiences.
Jim Peaco has been the National Park Service Photographer in Yellowstone for 30 years. He has photographed many natural, cultural, and historic events such as the 1988 fire season, wolf reintroduction, and presidential visits.