Gabriela Lee was born in 1984 in Quezon City , Metro Manila. She graduatedcum laude with a degree in Creative Writing at the University of the Philippines Diliman in 2005. She has been a Fellow for Poetry in English in the UP, Iligan, and Dumaguete National Writing Workshops. Her poetry has been published in the Sunday Inquirer Magazine, the Philippine Free Press, and the UP Writers' Club The Literary Apprentice . Her first collection of poems, Disturbing the Universe , was published under the UBOD New Authors Series of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. She also has a children's book that she co-wrote with her mother Marcy Dans-Lee, entitled La-on and the Seven-Headed Dragon , and published under Adarna House, Inc. Her fiction has appeared in the Philippine Free Press, in the Philippine Speculative Fiction Vol.1 edited by Dean Francis Alfar, and in the Literary Issue of The Philippine Studies Journal of the Ateneo de Manila University, edited by Benilda Santos. She is currently employed as a project manager for Kestrel IMC and is also a freelance copywriter, editor, and magazine contributor.