Kate Levin is an educator and writer who grew up in the Midwest and now lives in New York City. She taught in the Barnard College English department for many years and also worked as an academic advisor at CUNY. She now serves on several nonprofit boards in education and the arts. Her writing has been published in multiple academic and non-academic venues. During the pandemic she has been writing, playing violin, exercising, and reading a lot of books. She looks forward to traveling, singing, seeing theater, and hugging family and friends without fear.