Author of Her Wild American Self, One Tribe, and Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery. Director of the MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Miami. Advocate for the women of LILA Pilipina, the Filipina "Comfort Women" of WWII. Oldest daughter of Mike and Gloria Galang. Madrasta of Karla, Rachel and Alexis. Ate of everyone.