Selma Asotic–born and raised in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She earned bachelor degrees in English Language and Literature and Comparative Literature from the University of Sarajevo, as well as an MFA degree in Creative Writing from Boston University. She obtained her CELTA certificate in 2020 and spent the subsequent three years teaching English to Arabic-speaking immigrants in Brooklyn, New York. She’s also taught undergraduate writing courses at Boston University, New York University, and New York University Florence. She lives in Amherst, MA where she’s pursuing a PhD in Comparative Literature at UMass Amherst. She enjoys food, sports, books, and music.