I am an Abagatan (Southern) Ilokano writer and cultural educator from Barangay Bagong Tanyag in Manila by way of Ganatsekwyagon (Southeast Scarborough, Ontario). I wrote a poetry collection called Rouge, which was published in October 2018 by the good folks at Mawenzi House. Every Saturday, I teach Filipino martial arts in Scarborough. I will finish my PhD in History at the University of Toronto in Spring 2019. On July 2019, I will join the University of Southern California as an Assistant Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity.