Quintin Pastrana was born in Manila and is an entrepreneur focused on promoting renewable energy, literacy, and financing for start-ups and SMEs. He graduated with degrees in Business, International Relations, and Creative Writing from the Universities of Georgetown, Cambridge, and Oxford. Quintin pursued a Lannan Poetry Fellowship in Washington, DC and his poetry has appeared in the Georgetown Literary Journal (2006-2007). He is currently completing a collection of short stories, one of which was recently published in the online magazine, The Grief Diaries (2016). Quintin has also served as editor for the indigenous poetry collection, 'Bamboo Whispers, Poetry of the Mangyan' (2017) published by Bookmark, and a non-fiction collection 'A Year in Batanes', published by Firetree Press (2015).