Essen Grace Vicente is on her final year at Victoria University of Wellington, majoring in International Studies and Political Science. She plays the piano and does occasional stints as commentator at the Filipiniana sa Aotearoa radio station (Access Radio 783 AM). Her mother, who grew up in Aklan, is a diplomat.



  1. She is so pretty and a fine writer too. Congrats, Essen. Your mom and I went to the same high school and we grew up in the same town. You make us proud.

    • Aw, thank you po Tita Cheerie! I just saw this comment right now! Thank you for referring us to this magazine by the way. It’s been great writing for them!

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