Ava Chin, a Queens native, is the author of Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love, and the Perfect Meal (Simon & Schuster, 2014) and the former Urban Forager columnist for the New York Times (2009-2013). She has written for the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, Saveur, Marie Claire, the Village Voice, and SPIN. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, and an M.A. from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. A 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts finalist in nonfiction literature, she is an associate professor of creative nonfiction and journalism at CUNY. Ava Chin has appeared on WNYC’s “All Things Considered” discussing lamb’s quarters, ginkgoes and wineberries, and has been featured in ELLE, Martha Stewart, and the Village Voice. She is also the editor of Split: Stories From a Generation Raised on Divorce (McGraw-Hill, 2002) a collection of nonfiction essays about growing up in a divorced family. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.