Samantha Mateo is a freelancer and an emerging translator of Catalan literature. She graduated from Columbia University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in linguistics. After working in the business translation sector for a couple of years, she attended the University of Chicago where she graduated with a master’s degree in Humanities specializing in Catalan and Translation Studies. She is a member of the Third Coast Translator’s Collective and volunteers with organizations relating to literary translation and Catalan language-learning. She currently resides in her hometown, Chicago.