Priya Chand is a transplanted Californian who now resides in the vicinity of Chicago. She grew up reading science and fiction, and was delighted to discover the convergence of the two in authors like Asimov, Philp K. Dick, Samuel Delany, and Octavia Butler. She’s excited to live in a time when quantum computing and synthetic life are topics that show up in prestigious scientific journals. In the past, she has been published in Analog SFNature Futures, and Crossed Genres.