carina gallegos was born in San José, Costa Rica. at the age of nine, she decided she was going to move to New Zealand, and so she did. her first collection of poetry, All of Us (Landing Press, 2018) with Adrienne Jansen, is a series of poems on migration and refugees. carina has a background in journalism and a masters in development studies. she works with refugee-background communities living in the wellington region, where she lives with her family.