Based in San Francisco, California, Tara Lohan is a senior editor at AlterNet, heading the environment, food, and water special-coverage sections. She is editor ofWater Consciousnessfrom AlterNet Books. She has worked as a writer and editor on environmental and social justice issues for ten years, and holds a master's degree in literary nonfiction from the University of Oregon and bachelor's degree in English and environmental studies from Middlebury College. Her worked has been published byThe Nation,Mother Jones,Yes! Magazine, Change.org, and theHuffington Post.