Samantha Babiak holds a B.A. in English Literature with a certificate in Creative Writing with honors from the University of Texas at Austin. She has experience working on the fiction board for Echo, a literary and arts magazine for UT’s Liberal Arts Honors program. Her short story, “Los Centavos del Puente,” was published in HotHouse Literary Journal‘s decennial issue. She is from Laredo, Texas and currently lives in Austin, Texas.