Nicole Castellano graduated from the College of Staten Island with a Bachelor’s in English Writing. Originally from New York City, she expressed an interest and talent for writing at a young age and started to enter her poems in several contests. In 2002, at the age of 16, she received an Achievement Award for Poetic Artistry from the Amherst Society and an Honorable Mention from the Famous Poets Society. She has two poems that have been published on www.poetry.com. Born with a philantrophic heart, she has tirelessly offered her skills to raise awareness for Lupus and Alzheimer’s with both The Charm Foundation and Alzheimer’s Foundation. Today, she is expanding her resume to include, editing and proofreading to assist other writers in finding their voices.