Born on 1894 in Lucena City, Quezon,
Authored the first Filipino modern English-languageshort story,
Dead Stars was published in the Philippine Herald in1925.
was among the first generation of Filipinos trained in theAmerican education system which used English as themedium of instruction.
She graduated high school in Tayabas High School (now,Quezon National High School) and college from theUniversity of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Artsdegree