Rhode Island native Nicole Champagne is a newcomer to Maplewood. After several years of enjoying city life as a resident of Brooklyn, Nicole made the move to the area earlier this year. An English teacher at Newark Academy in Livingston, Nicole has a BA in English from the College of Charleston and an MA in English from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Letters degree in Writing and the Humanities from Drew University in Madison. Aside from teaching and bird watching, Nicole also enjoys writing and photography. Nicole’s photography has been featured in the New Jersey Jewish News, on the cover of Outreach Magazine, and in Drew University’s publication Insanity’s Horse. She can be reached at email@example.com.