Linda C. Pope has been teaching sustainability, environmental science, and other life sciences at the college level since 1997. She has also taught special programs in science since 2008 for preschool through fifth grade. She completed her undergraduate degree at Goddard College in Vermont. She has a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University and a Masters in Science (Plant Physiological Ecology) from the University of Maryland. She has begun a Ph.D. program in Sustainability Education at Prescott College in Arizona. She developed an Individual Sustainability course for Portland Community College, in Portland, Oregon. She has lived all over the United States, as well as in England, France, and Algeria. These varied experiences provide a strong base from which to consider sustainability concerns.