Paromita Talukder is currently a junior at a high school in Bronx, NY. She has always harbored a love for creative writing that focuses on dissecting language and art that transcends language. She was intimidated by poetry until working with her Girls Write Now mentor and now writes poetry whenever she can. Talukder is a staff journalist for The Science Survey—an award-winning student newspaper—and hopes to continue journalism and poetry in college.
Carmen Reinicke is a journalist in Brooklyn, New York. Currently, she covers markets for CNBC. Her work has also appeared in Business Insider, Bloomberg and Businessweek Magazine. Outside of work, Carmen sings in the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus, writes poetry and runs and bikes around Brooklyn. She holds a M.A. in business and economic journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and a B.A. in English Literature from Vassar College.