I am a scholar, artist, and counseling astrologer, and I am an editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology. I received my PhD in Philosophy and Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. My dissertation is titled The Back of Beyond: The Red Books of C.G. Jung and J.R.R. Tolkien.
My first home was in Big Sur, California, which has always been the greatest inspiration for my deep love of the natural world. I was educated at the San Francisco Waldorf School for thirteen years before pursuing Environmental Studies and Theater Arts at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. I returned to the Bay Area to get my master’s degree in Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness at CIIS, where I co-facilitated the PCC Forum transdisciplinary lecture series with my husband Matthew Tarnas Segall from 2011 to 2015. We now live in Nevada City in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California so that we can be closer to the natural world. My research interests include depth psychology, literature, philosophy, and the ecological imagination.