Michaela Lola Abrera is a writer, an editor, and a photographer. She completed an MA in the Humanities with a specialization in Literature from the University of Asia and the Pacific in 2006. She also received a certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2009. Lola has worked as a presenter and scriptwriter for the Living Asia Channel, managing editor for BBC Top Gear Philippines, managing editor and social media editor for Good Housekeeping Magazine Philippines, copywriter for ASPAC-LAW, and a production assistant for Schoolwise Press in San Francisco. She also used to manage "The Sleepyheads", a Manila-based folk-punk band.