Nicole Lowman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. While in Seattle, she edited a creative writing and art magazine called “Letter X,” published poetry and short fiction, and hosted and participated in open mics around the city. She is currently a graduate student at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Lowman is a a hip-hop dancer, certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and a blogger. She is also a “Tough Mudder.” Visit her blog for fitness tips, recipes and other various ramblings.