Bree Kessler is completing her PhD in Environmental Psychology and teaches courses in public health, urban studies, and women studies. She fears the continental United States and thus splits her time between Hawaii and northern Alaska. Bree is the author of the recently published guidebook Moon Big Island of Hawaii and you can read stories about her life in the Arctic Circle at, see photos on instagram @bettles_alaska, and retweet her daily thoughts @thebrooklynof.