Tara-Lynn Nicholas is an English and Creative Writing Teacher, Mentor, and Humanist at Fusion Academy Dallas, TX. She was born and raised in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and moved to the United States after high school when she was recruited to be a member of the SMU Women’s Swimming Team. While at SMU and a Student-Athlete, she was committed to her studies. In 2017 she graduated SMU with a Bachelors in both English Creative Writing and Psychology and she also minored in Philosophy. Her swimming career put her on a platform that allowed her to travel the world. This experience intermingled with the liberal arts has opened many doors as she pursues her career in fine arts, literature, and teaching.