has been writing Poetry, Songwriting and Short Stories since she was a young girl. Her love for playwriting was born when she was a student at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. Shakerria’s plays include Cycles and They Don’t Come Back. The former play was chosen to be read in Laguardia’s Summer Show in 2017. Shakerria is a multi-talented writer and actress who was nominated in 2017 for the Irene Ryan Acting Competition where she will compete in February at The Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival. She is a student at Laguardia who thanks her mother, Simone Torres, for always being her biggest supporter and most honest critic.