Madeline Kaplan is from Smithtown, New York. She is the youngest of four children. Madeline went to Smithtown East High School. But now, she is a senior at Columbia University studying journalism. One of her main hobbies is reading, but, she enjoys writing about a variety of topics, especially anything that has to do with her hometown. She hopes to become a novelist one day. As for now, Madeline loves spending time with her family and friends, trying to live her life to the fullest by being active in the Smithtown community helping in what ever way she can.