Christine Zambelli is currently studying psychology for her BA at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and resides in Turners Falls, MA. Her poetry reflects her inner struggles with mental illness, addiction and personal relationships. She hopes to one day be a therapist and help those who have struggled like her to become happy and productive members of society. She dreams of owning a small house in the woods with a wood stove, where she can write poetry while her boyfriend chops wood outside. She has a cat named Cricket who is 17 years old and a tattoo for her dog, Nala, who was like a sister to her growing up due to the fact that she is an only child. And yes, she was spoiled rotten growing up.