Isabel Cristina Legarda was born in the Philippines and spent her early childhood there before moving to the US. She is currently a practicing physician in Boston. Her work has appeared in Cleaver, America, Ruminate, Smartish Pace, Matter Monthly, Qu, West Trestle Review, and others. Her poetry chapbook Beyond the Galleons is forthcoming from Yellow Arrow Publishing in April 2024. She can be found on Instagram: @poetintheOR.