Montana Agte-Studier, The Mantle's Associate Publisher, is a writer, musician, and artist based in New York City. She holds a BFA in Jazz Flute Performance and a BA in Arts in Context with a focus on literature from The New School University, and has studied abroad in Verona, Italy; Edinburgh, Scotland; and Valladolid, Mexico. She is the Director of Membership and NYSCA NYTAP at CLMP (the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses), serves on the Advisory Council of HAUS RED, and previously worked in the membership department at MoMA. Montana is the face of Brompton Bicycle's 2015 North American Ad Campaign and 2018 NYC Transit Edition. She is the recipient of a John Coltrane Scholarship from The John Coltrane Foundation and a Michael Kamen Solo Award from The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation. Montana is currently working on a novel and pursuing a private pilot's license. You can contact her at montana [at] themantle.net and find her on Instagram as @theycallhermontana.