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Irene Bantigue is a writer and storyteller based in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a Baguio City native who has spent most of her 23 years of life between the United Kingdom and the United States. Irene’s writing primarily focuses on her immigration experiences as they relate to the intersectionality of identity, creating meaningful work, and building community. In her day job, she works for a local entrepreneurship community to co-create events and elevate stories of grassroots leaders driving positive social change in the city. Read more of Irene’s writing at www.irenebntg.com and find her on Instagram @irenebntg.