Hi, I'm Taryn! On this website you will find information about my books, short stories, research publications, and more! Thanks for stopping by and hope you find something that speaks to you.
Taryn is a lover of nature and all things furry and feathered. As an anthrozoologist and PhD candidate in environmental science, she is dedicating her life to understanding and protecting animals, both human and nonhuman. This zeal for the outdoors combined with a lifelong love affair with fantasy and horror stories led her to create the YA dark fantasy series, The Fenearen Chronicles. Taryn lives on a micro-farm in Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley and is full-time faculty at Purdue University Global.
BS psychology with biology minor (summa cum laude) - College of William & Mary
MS anthrozoology (with honors) - Canisius College
PhD environmental science and policy - George Mason University
Publications and presentations
Categorizing Professionals’ Perspectives on Environmental Communication with Implications for Graduate Education in Environmental Communication
Conference Presentation at Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies: Vultural Differences: Social science applications to black vulture predation research
Lightning talk for Smithsonian’s Earth Optimism Summit 2020: International and Interdisciplinary Collaboration on Nomadic Herders' Adaptations to Climate Change in Northern Mongolia.
International PhD Workshop for Sustainable Development presentation: Vultural Differences: A multispecies ethnography of black vulture predation on cattle in Virginia