Mina Hamedi grew up in Istanbul, Turkey and is of Turkish/Iranian descent. She received a B.A. from NYU’s Gallatin School and an M.F.A. in Nonfiction from Columbia University's School of the Arts. Mina has had essays featured in Arcturus, Off Assignment, EuropeNow Journal, Apogee Journal, BOMB Magazine, Entropy, and Black Warrior Review. She works as a literary assistant for the agent Lynn Nesbit at Janklow & Nesbit Associates and is currently writing a memoir about her grandfather, the family company he founded 75 years ago, and the nature of legacies.