Elisha Gay Hidalgo lives in Bologna, Italy with her husband and three kids. She is a Registered Nutritionist and Dietitian in the Philippines, and a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. She is pursuing her LM Sociology and Social Work in Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. She works as a cultural mediator for Filipinos in Bologna through associations like ANTINEA, SOCIO COOP AIPI and CIDAS. In her spare time, she also volunteers in her local parish to teach basic Italian to other migrants.