Amber Wong is an environmental engineer in Seattle who writes about culture, identity, and her firsthand knowledge about risks posed by hazardous waste sites, although usually not all in the same essay. Recent work has been published in Under the Gum Tree, Craft, Pangyrus, Creative Nonfiction, Stanford Magazine, The Sunlight Press, and other literary magazines, and in the anthologies The Pandemic Midlife Crisis: Gen X Women on the Brink, and Pangyrus: Underlying Conditions. Amber earned an MFA from Lesley University and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University. She is currently working on a memoir. Her website is https://amberwong.com.