Nikola Champlin received her B.A. from Yale University with a double major in Philosophy and English and her M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She taught literature courses at The University of Iowa and creative writing courses for undergraduates at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. She also worked with and mentored high school students through an Upward Bound program that specialized in college-access. Her writing focuses on ecopoetics, a critical term for poetry that analyzes the crisis of climate change, and her work has appeared in Cimarron Review, the Denver Quarterly, and Spoon River Poetry Review, among other publications. In addition to pursuing her passion for teaching and writing, she loves spending time outdoors hiking and camping, especially in her home state of Maine.