África grew up in Ceuta (Spain), a small Spanish town located in North Africa. She majored in English at University of Málaga and studied abroad in Wisconsin during her senior year. During her year abroad she also worked as Spanish Tutor at Lawrence University (WI). África is currently a Spanish GTA and a master's student in the Joint MA Program in Spanish and TESL/TEFL. She also volunteers at INTO CSU as an English conversation partner.