Arlene San Agustin was born in Lucena City, Philippines; a bi-product of Imperialism (Filipino, Spanish, and Japanese). She is a settler who grew up and currently lives in Tkaronto. Arlene works for the PDSB and teaches in the Regional Arts Program at Cawthra Park SS. A graduate of the Art and Art History Program (UTM and Sheridan College) and Faculty of Education at Queen’s University; she is a passionate instructor and witty artist, who enjoys researching decolonization and tackling issues around equity. Arlene adores working on multidisciplinary arts practices to bridge mental health and intergenerational healing. She can be found traveling around the world when not in the classroom.