Rima Krasauskytė grew up in Klaipeda, Lithuania. She earned a B.A. in English Philology from Vilnius Pedagogical University (now called “Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences”) and an MA in English from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Her co-translations from Lithuanian, with Julie Kane, of poems by Tautvyda Marcinkevičiūtė appeared in The Drunken Boat. She has taught English at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences and at the Military Academy of Vilnius.