Nabila Lovelace is a born and raised Queens native, as well as a first generation American. Her parents hail from Trinidad and Tobago and Nigeria. She is a recent graduate of Emory University, finalist for the 2014 Emerge-Be-Surface fellowship, and a winner of the 2013 Poets & Writers Amy Award. Her work has been published in Washington Square Review and Northeast Narrative. She has recently moved back to her first lands of Queens. In her spare time she likes to eat chocolate chip cookies, and drink milkshakes.