Hi, my name is Nicole Katav and I am 15 years old. I am in the 10th grade and I attend tywls of Astoria. It is an all girl’s school and I have been attending for 5 years. I was born in uptown Manhattan on October 04 1995. I now like in queens. I have a little sister named Shani who is in the 5ht grade. She is 10 years old. I am from two very different countries. My mother is from Dominican Republic and my father is from Israel. Both of them were born and raised in their separate countries. They meet in New York. They worked together in a clothing store that my father had owned with a few of his close friends from Israel. My mom had come to New York after she had gone to college in DR for a few years and my dad had come from Israel after he had finished the army. They fell in love, got married and had kids.