My name is Johanne Boulat and I was born in French-speaking Switzerland, where I live again now. Although my life is bookended by this charming little country, I grew up under the resplendent California sun. For 21 years I basked in the spirit of the Wilderness, which I discovered on hiking as well as literary paths. I received my Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology from the University of California, Davis in 2012 and since then have worked as a scientific field aid, a backpacking guide, a translator, an interpreter, a sales specialist, and a running coach. In 2018, I completed my Master’s in English Literature at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. I currently teach English and science at a local elementary school and dedicate my free time to the three “R”s: running, reading, and writing.