B.A. in Political, Legal & Economic Analysis and Spanish, Mills College; M.A. in Spanish Language, Latin American Art and Literature, Middlebury College. Priya was born in India, raised in Kenya, England, Mexico and many part of the USA and Canada. She is a child of the world and is fluent in five languages and proficient in several others. In addition to various stints as a translator and interpreter, Priya taught for nearly a decade in middle schools receiving the California State Teacher of the Year Award in 2004.