Bernadette Esposito has taught writing, math, English education, and ESL at the University of Iowa, the University of Wyoming, Oxnard College, Albany County Detention Center, and a number of community colleges. In 2006, she trained to investigate air disasters at the National Transportation Safety Board Training Center and is working on her first book, a meditation on plane crashes. She holds two undergraduate degrees from The Evergreen State College and earned her MFA in nonfiction writing at the University of Iowa.


  • Work included in Best American Essays, Conjunctions, and The North American Review
  • Pushcart Prize nominee
  • Fellowships from Yaddo, Vermont Studio Center, and others
  • Iowa Review award for nonfiction


Bernadette teaches hot yoga, makes quilts, and holds an S‐212 certification from Colorado Fire Camp.