Cortney Cameron is a hydrogeologist. She’s originally from North Carolina, near the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is attracted to religious naturalism as a named philosophy that describes a non-theistic, non-supernatural but nevertheless deep spiritual connection to nature.

Along with being a scientist, Cortney has written poems that consider geology with a religious naturalist perspective – one of which (with a photograph she took – both published in The Professional Geologist) is shown below. She also shared part of a personal essay that describes a step in becoming a naturalist, which can be seen via this link.