Tianna Bruno is a Provost’s Early Career Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on the intersection of Black geographies, critical environmental justice, and critical physical geography. Through her work, she aims to foreground Black life, sense of place, and relationships to the environment within spaces of present-day environmental injustice. Her research also highlights the mutual experiences of degradation and survival between Black communities and their surrounding ecologies through the integration of Black geographies and dendrochronology. This research is currently focused on Texas, and will soon expand to various locations across the Black diaspora.