Andrea Panzeca earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at University of New Orleans and a B.A. in Creative Writing at Florida State University. She is the author of the poetry chapbook Rusted Bells and Daisy Baskets (Finishing Line Press, 2016). Her awards include the Carol Gelderman Award for Nonfiction Thesis in 2015, the Andrea Saunders Gereighty/Academy of American Poets Poetry Award in 2013, and the UNO Vassar Miller Poetry Award in 2013 and 2012. Her poetry and prose has appeared in Ellipsis and her scholarly essay “Naturalism and the Florida Setting in Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston” appeared in Excavatio. She was an associate nonfiction editor at Bayou Magazine, a panelist discussing comics at Other Words Conference in 2015, and attended Home School Miami in 2016. She grew up in Merritt Island, Florida, and is training to become a Louisiana Master Naturalist in New Orleans.