Andrea Ross has taught writing for many years. She especially enjoys helping students view their writing as a knowledge-making practice. Also an avid outdoorswoman, Andrea has worked as a wilderness guide and owner of an all-women's wilderness adventure travel company, and as a national park service interpretive ranger. Andrea majored in Community Studies at UC Santa Cruz as an undergraduate, and in graduate school at UC Davis, she studied English Literature with an emphasis on Creative Writing. Her research interests include Adoption Studies, Wilderness Studies, Feminist Rhetoric, Multimodal Composition, and Podcasting, and her teaching areas include Environmental Writing, Business Writing, Advanced Composition, and First-Year Writing.