Rick Bauccio is a freshman at the University at Albany, and he is from Wantagh, New York on Long Island. He intends to major in both English and Business Administration and minor in Education. During his time in high school, he was elected class president all four consecutive years, and participated in multiple academic clubs as well. Rick also enjoys giving back to his local community by serving the poor at soup kitchens and visiting clinically disabled children during the holidays. Rick began his debut as a published writer with his creative piece of literary non-fiction in Arch magazine. When Rick is not writing or helping his community, he enjoys reading, socializing with friends, and spending quality time with his family back home.