Originally from Philadelphia, Samantha Neugebauer is currently based in the UAE. She is an Instructor at NYU Abu Dhabi, an editor for Painted Bride Quarterly, and regular contributor to the literary podcast Slush Pile. In 2019, Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation awarded her 2nd Place in their annual Creativity Award in Literature competition for her novella “Transit عبر الحياة” which she co-wrote with poet Amna Alharmoodi. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Connect via her personal website, Twitter, or Instagram.