Alex To was born in China, spent his teenage years in Hong Kong, then at 18 emigrated to the United States. After finishing medical school in Boston, he took a detour and went to work on Wall Street. For the past seventeen years he has worked as a biotech analyst and hedge fund manager. He writes poems in between his trades. Dr. To is a contributing editor of Fulcrum and is also on the Board of Governors for the Poetry Society of America.