Luz Escoto was born and raised in Mexico and became a USA resident in 1984. She received her BA from St. Mary?s University in Bilingual Education and her MA from Rice University in Spanish and Portuguese Literature, ABD on Spanish and Portuguese Literature at UT Austin. She volunteered teaching English in Thailand from 2017-2019. Her passions include traveling, cooking, children, plants, education and languages (Spanish, English, Portuguese and American Sign Language). She has been married to her husband Lee for 35 years. She has a son, Ivan who is a MD at Fort Stockton, TX.