Kuwanna has a PhD in geology and is a UESCA-certified Ultra Run Coach. She is married with two daughters and feels that running all the miles is a great panacea for helping navigate those teenage years. Kuwanna has a love for tough, vertical trail marathons and ultras, with several Beast Coast races under her belt, including Virgil Crest, Cayuga Trails, Hyner View Trail Challenge, and Breakneck Point Trail Runs. Having now completed several 50Ks, 50-milers, and a 100K, she’s eyeing her first 100-miler. When Kuwanna’s not running on the trails, she’s writing about it. She is co-editor/writer at the Trails Collective and has created content for the Patagonia Trail Running IG. She also serves on the Finger Lakes Runner’s Club Communications Team. Instagram handle is @dyerpietras.