Smeily is a recent graduate from Hunter College. She currently works full time at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where she works as a research technician for the Hematological Oncologic Tissue Bank. She is currently preparing to apply to medical school in NYC. Smeily hopes to further explore the creative writing genre and develop her poetry skills. When she’s not working, she enjoys staying active reading and cooking. Smeily was born in Dominican Republic and has been living in the Bronx since she was 11.