I am Eva-Maria Maggi (Ph.D.), a professor, writer, and mule packer. Making memories is when learning happens and life is better outside. My students at the University of Montana in Missoula, MT earn their college credits on a five day horseback trip into the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana. Or they experience international diplomacy in action, when they run the Montana Model United Nations conference with 450 high school students. I am a certified Montana Master Naturalist and Interpretive Guide and love writing about being outside. My new book on outfitter and conservationist Smoke Elser's adventures in the Montana Wilderness is coming out this fall with Bison Books. This book has been so much fun to write and research. Learn more about it here.