Janice Lobo Sapigao was born and raised in San José, California. She received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BA in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego. She is the author of like a solid to a shadow (Timeless, Infinite Light/ Nightboat Books, 2017) and microchips for millions (Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc., 2016). A VONA/Voices Fellow, Sapigao was awarded a Manuel G. Flores Prize PAWA Scholarship to the Kundiman Poetry Retreat and was named one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Women to Watch in 2017. She is a poetry editor at Angel City Review and a co-founder of Sunday Jump, an open mic in Los Angeles. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Skyline College and the poet laureate of Santa Clara County, California.