Kavita Venkateswar is a recent graduate of Rice University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Her poetry has been published in The Dreamcatcher: Awaken the Sleeping Poet Festival, R2: The Rice Review, Crack the Spine, and Everyday Poems. In 2011, she was awarded the Schumann Brothers Grant for Creative Expression, through which she was awarded $1000 to research and create a series of poems about different types of world dance. Her favorite poet is Naomi Shihab Nye. Kavita is an avid photographer and a professional Bharata Natyam dancer, and just completed advanced studies in dance and choreography in Chennai, India. In 2013, she will begin working in Boston as a consultant for Deloitte.