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Maya Khosla (she/her)

Maya Khosla (she/her) Maya Khosla is a biologist and writer. As Sonoma County Poet Laureate (2018-2020), she brought Sonoma’s communities together to heal through gatherings, field walks, and shared writing after the recent wildfires. Her books include “All the Fires of Wind and Light” (Sixteen Rivers Press), “Keel Bone” (Bear Star Press; Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize). Working with colleagues, she recently documented the astoundingly abundant regeneration of giant sequoias after wildfire. Her recent awards include the 2023 Fund for Wild Nature Grassroots Activist Award, 2020 Environmentalist of the Year Award (Sonoma County Conservation Council, SCCC), and the 2020 PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award). Her work has been featured in For the Wild, and the film Elemental: Reimagine Wildfire, and she wrote for the award-winning documentary films including “Village of Dust, City of Water,” about water crises in rural India.
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