Elizabeth Shvarts is a rising junior at Staten Island Technical High School in NYC. She has performed at the Apollo as part of Climate Speaks, a youth arts program about the climate crisis . Additionally, her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and published in the Incandescent Review and the Heritage Review. She writes to bring life into the world and illuminate causes that speak to her heart. Elizabeth is an avid entrepreneurs as well as a writer and she co-founded the nonprofit Bridge to Literacy last year. In her spare time, she can be found reading, biking, and cooking.