Isabel Palanca Aureus, from Toronto, Ontario, grew up in San Juan and San Mateo, Isabela, in Northern Philippines. A lover of books, she graduated from the University of Toronto, specializing in English. Isa’s Filipinx-Canadian pride was nurtured during her tenure as Board Secretary and later, Board Chair, at Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts + Culture. This work led to her Board Advisory and Associate Producer role at Carlos Bulosan Theatre. She usually writes about technology and business as a Product Marketing leader. Isa’s favourite story is the one she is still writing with her two sons, Leon Victor and Anders Noel, and her husband, Leon.