I was born in downtown Toronto and raised in Scarborough, Ontario. My parents are both immigrants from the Philippines. I have lived in Scarborough all my life but have travelled to all of the provinces in Canada.
I graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English and political science. My writing has been published by Canadian Immigrant, The Newcomer, Regarding Luxury, Her City Lifestyle, The Prom Guide, the National Catholic Reporter, Amendo, Nelson Education and several other publications. My first published piece was a short story published in the Toronto Public Library's Young Voices Magazine in 2011.