Vicky Pinpin-Feinstein left the Philippines for the United States to work as a member of an international research team on the roles of women portrayed on television across five countries. She holds graduate degrees in Telecommunications Policy and Political Science and worked for the East-West Center, the Smithsonian, and public television. She has consulted on telecommunications policy, and information and communication technologies in international development for the World Bank, UNESCO, AusAid, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, as well as private and non-profit organizations. She has also written about organizations using social giving strategies for community development initiatives in the developing world.
Taking a step back from consulting, she decided to take creative writing courses and has since written and published a memoir. She is currently at work on her second book about Ethiopian Americans in the Washington DC area.
She is married and has two children. She is an avid traveler and a lover of books and music.