Andrea Denekamp, an alumna of SUNY Oneonta for her B.S. in English and Geography in 2005, completed her doctoral studies at Drew University in 2012. She started teaching at Oneonta in 2008 and was the recipient of the Simphiwe Hlatswayo Teaching Award for Outstanding Part-Time Instructor in 2014. Dr. Denekamp’s academic interests include British and environmental literatures and Inkling studies. She recently published a chapter, “‘Transform stalwart trees’: Sylvan Biocentrism in The Lord of the Rings,” in “We should look at green again”: Representations of Nature in Middle-earth. Currently, she is working an article examining the environmental ethic of Wendell Berry and J. R. R. Tolkien and a co-authored book of essays centering on women’s experiences of infertility.