Austin Banks is an undergraduate student working on her bachelor of science degree in Political Science at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. As a full-time student she is dedicated to learning both inside and outside of the classroom and eager to compile more hands on experience.
As a writer she has been published in TeenInk magazine in the October 2008 issue as well as the April 2013 Issue of Str8up Magazine both times for her poetry. Her thirst for learning has led her to travel, among her trips she has visited Paris, France and Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma.
Although majoring in political science, she is always on the lookout for new opportunities and is currently studying Mandarin Chinese and wishes to travel to mainland China in the next few years.