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Daniela Naomi Molnar is an artist / wilderness guide / educator / activist / eternal student working with the mediums of language, image, and place to explore issues of social, political, and ecological justice. Her work aims to shape and nurture generative new ideas, ethics, and cultural change. She founded the Art + Ecology program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and is an all-around integral part of Signal Fire, providing opportunities for artists to learn about environmental justice by engaging with public wildlands, and She is founding Co-Editor of Leaf Litter, Signal Fire’s art and literary journal. A member of the third generation of the Holocaust and the daughter of immigrants, she grew up in and around New York City and lives in Portland, Oregon, in the Cascadian bioregion, atop a buried headwaters confluence, on the unceded land of the Clackamas, Cowlitz, Chinook, Multnomah, and other Indigenous peoples. For more, visit

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