Jada Ach is an Assistant Teaching Professor at Arizona State University where she teaches in the Interdisciplinary Studies and Master of Liberal Studies programs. In 2019, Ach earned her Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of South Carolina, and her research often combines insights from literary studies, the desert humanities, and land management history. She is the author of Sand, Water, Salt: Managing the Elements in Literature of the American West, 1880-1925 (Texas Tech UP, 2021) and co-editor of Reading Aridity in Western American Literature (Lexington Books, 2020). Jada co-organizes the Inter/Desert Dialogues series at Arizona State University and is the Humanities Director for Science the Earth, an Arizona-based nonprofit organization that specializes in connecting community members with research scientists, interdisciplinary scholars, community leaders, and industry professionals.