about me

Much of my life revolves around writing and water — and writing about water. I hold a Doctor of Philosophy in Communication and a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of California, San Diego. My dissertation is titled ‘Saved Forever?’ An Eco-Ethnography of Trestles’ Surfscape. Several of my published academic articles also emerged from my master’s thesis titled “Beyond the Waves: Economic and Cultural Effects of the Global Surf Industry in El Tunco, El Salvador.” I am a summa cum laude graduate of Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, where I studied Journalism. My scholarly and creative works have appeared in various publications, including Society and Natural Resources, The International Journal of Sport and Society, El Faro Académico, Americas Quarterly, The San Diego Union-Tribune, and The Daily Transcript. 

My areas of expertise include: Teaching, Communication, Environmental Communication, Environmental Justice, Climate Justice, Journalism, Political Ecology, Environmental Politics, and Latin American Studies

This is Brie Iatarola surfing an overhead wave in 2008.
Somewhere warm in 2008.