Samantha Lea is nineteen years old and currently calls New Albany, Indiana home.

In high school, Samantha served as prose editor and featured poet of her high school’s literary magazine, the NAHS Silhouette. She spent her first semester of college at Indiana University Southeast, where she received four writing awards in poetry, flash fiction, research writing, and a special award for diversity. Since transferring to Indiana University in Bloomington, Samantha has been featured in the IU literary magazine Canvas and given readings at the Canvas reception and at the U Bring Change to Mind mental health exhibition. She has also written several advertising pieces and press releases during her internship at the IU Press.

Currently, Samantha is studying English and Creative Writing with a minor in Italian at Indiana University. She is a content creator, editor, and social media curator on the IU publication Hoosier Flipside. She is in the process of publishing her first novel and plans an upcoming chapbook as well.