“Master of Some”
Shakira Andrea Sison currently works in the financial industry while dabbling in several unrelated projects and interests. She is a veterinarian by education and was working towards an MBA while managing a 70-store retail corporation in Manila, Philippines before relocating to New York in 2002.
She is a New York State Licensed Veterinary Technician specializing in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery which she obtained during her time as a Practice Manager for a veterinary hospital in Brooklyn. After five years in the practice she left the industry to pursue a career at a Manhattan event-driven hedge fund.
Kia’s interests include creative writing, web and graphic design and various forms of “geekery”: building and dismantling computer systems and networks, assembling FTA satellite television systems, electronic gadget modifications and DIY home renovations (electrical, plumbing, carpentry and tile work are her favorites!). Although she has no formal training in computers, her technical skills have been completely self-taught since the early years of the internet. She built this and her other websites, as well as a number of commercial and talent pages as well.
On the creative side, she has recently been listed among the US Library of Congress’ List of 100 Filipina Poets for her work as a fellow at the University of The Philippines National Writers Workshop. In 2000, she was included in the University of the Philippines Creative Writing Center’s Writers of the New Century.
Her work has appeared in the San Franciso-published book Babaylan: An Anthology of Filipina and Filipina-American Writers, The Philippine Star, Cosmopolitan Magazine Philippines, The Philippine Daily Inquirer Sunday Magazine and several online publications.
Kia Sison is the creator, web developer, and editor of the workplace resource Cubiclue. She also keeps a food and travel blog, maintains a poetry and photography art project, and curates an emerging artists’ space. Shakira is based in Brooklyn, New York and is a multi-sport athlete, completing two duathlons and two triathlons a year. In 2012, she began work as a volunteer ESL teacher at an immigrant center in Brooklyn.
“Make contact. Otherwise it’s an awful waste of space.” - Contact, the movie