Samar Najia is a Palestinian American published poet and writer residing in Virginia. Samar writes about the Palestinian diaspora through the lens of her family and the hidden scars of dispossession. In 2022, she completed a mixed poetry and prose memoir called Journey of a Palestinian Refugee: The Elusive Finish Line, about the repeated displacement of her family. She graduated from Georgetown University and currently works for an international bank by day while advocating for Palestinian human rights by night. Samar is married with two grown sons.