12715891_10104670068302489_5181389200039210843_oSamantha Neugebauer lives in the UAE. She is an Associate Instructor at NYU Abu Dhabi and previously, she worked in student affairs supporting first year students. She is on the editorial board of the literary magazineย Painted Bride Quarterly. Hear her discussing poetry on recent episodes of Slush Pile.

She is a first generation college graduate from Philadelphia and spent five years living in New York City. In the past, she served as the Associate Editor for the She’s the First Poetry Anthology. ย In summer 2016, Samantha worked part-time as a Special Correspondent for AFAR magazine. She has also worked or studiedย in London, Shanghai, and Barcelona.ย ๅฅนๆ˜ฏไธญๅ›ฝ็š„ๆœ‹ๅ‹.

Samantha writes stories and poetry, studies languages and histories, and volunteersย for social responsibility.ย In 2015, sheย won the International Abu Dhabi Time Out Magazine Poetry Competition. In 2017, Samantha was awarded International Program of the Year for her work developing First Year Dialogue, a unique first year seminar in the Gulf, by the International Knowledge Community of NASPA.

Samantha likes to remember some advice Toni Morrison gave her own students: “When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.โ€