Karolina Zapal earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University, where she taught Writing Seminar. Prior to that, she received her Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from The University of Illinois. She loves to write and has a poetry book out with Spuyten Duyvil Press titled Polalka. She has worked with students as an instructor and tutor before becoming a Residential Life Coordinator at the Governor's School. In her free time, she loves to read, scrapbook, and spend time outside, hiking or camping. She's an avid traveler who has visited twenty countries - talk to her about a place you've been or have been dying to go.