Steve Cunha is a professor of geography at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. He is also the director of the California Geographic Alliance and the National Geographic Bee Coordinator for the state of California. He has taught middle school and high school science, community college geography, and outdoor recreation. He served ten seasons as a national park ranger in Alaska and in California's Yosemite National Park. He lives in Arcata, California, with his wife and three children.