Nick currently works as an editor at Hubpages.com in Oakland, CA. Prior to accepting the position at Hubpages, Nick worked in education teaching writing to recovering addicts and middle schoolers... the former was less difficult. After surviving the primal chaos of teaching 7th grade English courses, Nick decided to change his career path and rekindle his passion for writing and editing. A graduate of Columbia University's MFA program in Creative Writing, Nick specializes in writing short stories and poetry but writes literary essays and comedy sketches as well. He resides in Vancouver, WA.