While a student at San Jose State University in California, Carlo Mapa wrote for
the Akbayan Club Follies Show in 1982, and published some of his early poetry in
the university newspaper. Professionally he has worked in the tourist industry for
UnitedAirlines, Thomas Cook Travel, American Express, and for the past 6 years,
at the CSAA Travel Office in San Francisco as a travel agent. Artistically he has
worked with Theatre Rhubarb, a San Francisco based repertory group, along with
performing his latest poetry at various cafes and venue houses in San Francisco.
Carlo, originally from the Philippines, is also an enthusiast of tango music and dance.