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Amber Wong is a creative nonfiction writer and former environmental engineer in Seattle who writes about culture, identity, and her firsthand knowledge about risks posed by hazardous waste sites. As a fourth-generation Asian American, she’s intrigued about how the statics of culture – ethnicity, gender, even one’s profession – bend the dynamics of modern-day America and is happily searching for that intersect where her engineering and writing selves comfortably meet.

Recent work has been published in Stanford Magazine, Creative Nonfiction, The Sunlight Press, Catamaran Literary Reader, Tahoma Literary Review, Entropy, Full Grown People, Lunch Ticket (Summer/Fall 2017 featured essayist), Slippery Elm, Metaphorical Fruit, and Under the Gum Tree (forthcoming), and her short essay, “How I Learned to Write,” won the 2011 Writer’s Connection essay contest. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University. She is working on a memoir. Read more at www.amberwong.com.

Are You My Mother?, from our Winter 2021 issue