Kerri Arsenault is co-founder of of The Environmental Storytelling Studio at Brown University (TESS), contributing editor at Orion magazine, book critic, and author of Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains, which won the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award and the Maine Literary Award for nonfiction, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Leonard Prize. Her writing has been published in the Boston Globe, the Paris Review, the New York Review of Books, Freeman’s, the Washington Post, and the New York Times, and Arsenault is a mentor for the New City Critics Fellow program, a part of the Architectural League of New York. Arsenault is a fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University and at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich. For 2023, she will be a fellow at the Science History Institute. Arsenault is working on two biography projects that orbit around her primary interest: the lives of ordinary people and their intersection with waste, pollutants, and toxicities.