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Jennifer Sapio was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Barnard College, an MFA from New York University, and a PhD from the University of Texas. Dr. Sapio has served her students in the classroom for the past sixteen years. She has been recognized for her teaching excellence, nominated for the Livingston Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant at UT, again for Outstanding Assistant Instructor, and most recently for the North Star Award at Redwood High School. She has earned the Becoming an Equity-Minded Instructor Certificate, a Google Educator Certificate, Quality Matters Certification, and has served on the Student Life Committee, the Global Gender Studies Faculty Learning Community, and was selected to join the Liberal Arts Gateway and Humanities Great Questions Faculty. She has been awarded the Howard Travel Grant by the New Chaucer Society, the Excellence Fellowship from UT's English Department, and the Maureen Decherd Fellowship. In addition to her academic and scholarly work, Jenni was shortlisted for the Writer's Advice flash memoir contest (2019) and the Doug Draime Prize for Poetry (2020); she was awarded the Barry Lopez Prize for Nonfiction (2022). You can see her publications at Medium (where she was formerly Top Writer in Education), The Write Launch, Sonder Midwest, Raw Art Review, Chattahoochee Review, Harvard Review, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Houston Chronicle, and elsewhere.