Samantha Neugebauer lives in Abu Dhabi. She works in student affairs supporting first year students and is a reader on the editorial board of the literary magazine Painted Bride Quarterly. Hear her discussing poetry on the all Abu Dhabi episode 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. In summer 2016, Samantha worked part-time as a Special Correspondent for AFAR magazine. She has also worked or studied in London, Shanghai, and Barcelona. 她是中国的朋友.
Samantha writes stories and poetry, studies languages and histories, and volunteers for social responsibility. In 2015, she won the International Abu Dhabi Time Out Magazine Poetry Competition.
Samantha likes to remember is 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.”