Trinica Sampson graduated from Antioch College with a degree in Literature and Creative Writing. After several editorial internships during college, she moved to Austin and found an unexpected home in social services, where she worked for five years as a case manager to those experiencing chronic homelessness. Trinica began QTPOC Reads in 2017 as an effort to highlight and hold herself accountable to reading more books by authors with marginalized backgrounds. Prior to beginning at New Leaf, she worked as an independent editor with Salt & Sage Books and Writing Diversely. She is excited to join the New Leaf family as an assistant to Patrice Caldwell! When not devouring YA, she can be found wrangling her two dogs and cats and experimenting in the kitchen.