Rebekah Austin is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been published by U.C. Berkeley Scientific Journal for her undergraduate work in Linguistics. She is a former undergraduate research fellow from University of Oxford, Jesus College. Outside of Linguistics, her research has primarily been on political institutions of S.P.Q.R. and Early Modern Monarchical Europe. Her mother is from Guadalajara, Mexico and her father is Irish-American. Raised in a family of seven, excluding the several goldfish and rabbits, she values the importance of public education, civil liberties, and the soul fulfilling happiness of book hoarding. She lives in San Francisco with her tuxedo cat, Puck, who is very much like his name: a hobgoblin spirit from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.