Ada Maria Soto is a born and raised Californian, Mexican-American/WASP, currently living as an expat in New Zealand. She got her Bachelor's degree in Theater Directing at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, which she attended in a fit of stubbornness. She got a Master's degree in Film and TV Producing from the University of Auckland in New Zealand which she applied to on a manic whim. Nine years later she's still in Auckland with a partner, kid, and mortgage. She has dysgraphia and phonological dyslexia which can lead to some interesting typos. She is a sports fan dedicated to the Oakland A’s, San Jose Sharks, Auckland Blues, USA Eagles, New Zealand All Blacks, New Zealand Black Caps, and the Chennai Super Kings.