Jeni Bautista Richard
Jeni Bautista Richard was born in Makati, Philippines and immigrated to Canada with her parents when she was an infant. She attended York University in Toronto, Ontario and studied English, psychology, and anthropology. A closer look at genealogy showed ethnic ties to not only The Philippines but to China and The Pacific Islands as well, making the world all that much smaller. Growing up the proud daughter of immigrants, and in a multicultural city, Jeni was lucky enough to be immersed in and got to appreciate countless cultures other than her own. In the early 2000s, Jeni moved to Tennessee. She began working in early childhood education, and currently works in the Metro Nashville public school system. Jeni currently lives in Nashville with her husband and son. Feeling strongly about equal representation in the arts and in the media, Jeni is so thrilled to be a part of a release that celebrates that. This is her first release as a co-writer.