Nerisa del Carmen Guevara was a medicine student once at the University of Santo Tomas. She graduated with a B.S. Biology degree in the same Univeristy in 1993. She finished her Master of Arts Major in Creative Writing last April, 2004 at the University of the Philippines, Diliman.
She was Thomasian Poet of the Year once, with a record-breaking grand slam of first, second and third places in the USTETIKA in 1995. She was an Amelia Lapena Awardee for Poetry once in 1996 and then in 1997, a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awardee for Poetry in English once in 1999. She was an apprentice pangalay dancer of the Ligaya Fernando-Amilbangsa Alun-alun Dance Circle. She has performed with Grace Nono, Joey Ayala, Cynthia Alexander and Pinikpikan.
She has produced her first book and CD of songs called Reaching Destination, Poems and the Search for Home. It was the only album to receive a Special Citation for Best Secular Album in the 27th Catholic Mass Media Awards.