Kanika Agrawal is a hybrid specimen raised in six countries on four continents. She studied biology at MIT, where she came to love the tones and textures of scientific language. She earned an MFA in Writing from Columbia University and a PhD in English/Creative Writing from the University of Denver, and she taught academic and creative writing at both institutions. She has also worked as a researcher, editor, writing consultant, speechwriter and ghostwriter. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Best American Experimental Writing 2020, filling Station, Foglifter, Notre Dame Review, SAND, and various SF&F publications.