Daniela Ortiz Méndez was born in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. She crossed the Mexico/U.S. San Ysidro border just in time to celebrate her 3rd birthday in the United States. Ortiz Méndez enjoys hearing childhood stories from fellow Latinas, as well as writing about her own. She enjoys exploring Mexico with her father, and she plans to get a 3rd citizenship in her lifetime.