Miss Chua was born in Manila, Philippines and moved to the United States at the age of eight. She lived in Ohio, Kentucky, and Arizona before settling in California. She received her B.A. from The Master's College and graduated from California State University, Northridge with an M.A. in Literature in December 2002. As a graduate student, she worked at CSUN as a teacher's associate, a Learning Resource Center tutor, and a writing instructor for the Business Department. Concurrently, she taught as an adjunct in English at TMU. Miss Chua is planning to pursue the Ph.D. in a few years, emphasizing in nineteenth through twentieth century American and British Literature. She spends most of her time reading and preparing for her new courses, though she often takes breaks to experiment with cooking, take roadtrips, and enjoy her family and friends.