Sharon Castang is an undergraduate student double-majoring in English and Psychology at Oakwood University. Born and raised in Michigan, Sharon’s love for literary arts and language began in middle school. When she moved to Massachusetts during high school, she grew to love spoken word poetry. Sharon is co-founder of New Mission High School’s first school-wide literary magazine called LENS (Life Experiences Now Speak) and participated in spoken word poetry at New Mission. In March 2020, she was selected to be Student Speaker at Mass Poetry’s Evening of Inspired Leaders. She aspires to work in arts administration and to inspire others through spoken word poetry. A few of her hobbies are singing, swimming, and playing the piano & saxophone.