Neva Duffy hails from Michigan; she grew up in the Detroit area and received her B.A. in Spanish from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She holds her M.A. in Spanish-English Translation from Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, and she specializes in Spanish-English translation as well as interpretation. She has studied and taught in Quito, Ecuador, and when not in Chicago, she is likely to be found in Buenos Aires, Argentina.