Alisha Anderson was born and raised in northern California. She later moved to Utah and received her BFA in Studio Arts from Brigham Young University. She received various academic and visual art scholarships and, while at BYU, studied for a semester at the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Her undergraduate artistic emphasis was drawing and painting but has expanded to installation, multimedia, performance, and land art. She recently graduated from the University of Utah with a MS in Environmental Humanities, where she was also awarded The Floyd O’Neil Fellowship in Western American Studies. Her time in the Environmental Humanities’ program has added the dimensions of story and place to her evolving work. Her artwork and writing have appeared in various art exhibitions, as well as local and collegiate journals. A student of Terry Tempest Williams, Alisha’s presentation will tie in with the keynote presentation of Ms. Tempest Williams.