Bree Kessler

Gates of the Arctic National Park, AK USA

Professional Experience

Bree Kessler is a freelance writer based in northern Alaska at Gates of the Arctic National Park and the Big Island of Hawaii. She has traveled, lived, and worked in over 30 countries. In addition to her career as a writer, she holds master's degrees in social work, public health, and natural resource management. She currently is completing her PhD in Environmental Psychology. She teaches courses both domestically and internationally in geography, psychology, public health, and women's studies. Her writing on topics such as community gardening, reproductive health, bluegrass music, and reality TV has appeared in several regional and national publications. She is the author of the Moon Handbook: Big Island of Hawaii, has contributed to several books on the topic of women's health, as well as blogs on fashion and sustainability for Nau clothing company. She writes stories about Alaska and her life at Gates of the Arctic National Park on her website


Book Author
10 Years
10 Years
10 Years


Environment & Nature
10 Years
10 Years
10 Years


Academia Teaching
7 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
5 Years
Online/new media
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Bitch: A Feminist Response to Pop Culture (6-10), Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (1-2), Edible Communities (1-2), Hana Hou - Hawaiian Airlines Magazine (1-2), Women's Adventure Magazine (1-2), Avalon Travel/Moon Handbook (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Nau Clothing Company (6-10), Nike Corporation (1-2), Project for Public Spaces (1-2)

Other Work History

School for International Training, University of Hawaii-Hilo, Hunter College, New York University.

Technical Skills

Word Press, Final Cut, Adobe, Audacity, GarageBand

Foreign Language Skills

Spanish and Hebrew

Computer Skills

Standard computer skills (Word, Excel, etc...)


Digital Camera, Audio Recorder, Laptop



The history and current festival dedicated to Bluegrass music in Hawaii.
A travel guidebook provided tailored itineraries and recommendations for the Big Island of Hawaii.
A creative non-fiction piece on the one TV station available in northern Alaska.
I discuss smartphone apps and their use in tracking fertility patterns.
A analysis of military wives as birthing surrogates.
A reflection on how to improve classrooms for students seeking jobs after graduation.
How women can improve their "wayfinding" skills, their ability to navigate, in the city and nature.
How to become a birthing doula and the phenomenon of doulas in Hawaii.
An article explaining the term "reification" as it applies to food trucks in Brooklyn terming their foods "seasonal, local, and artisanal."
An analysis of Detroit and urban redevelopment as portrayed through a short marketing video hosted by Johnny Knoxville.