Dori was born and raised in Havana, Cuba where she went to a bilingual school and is unsure whether she learned English or Spanish first. Because of this, Dori is completely bilingual in Spanish. She is also fluent in French.
She holds an MA from Columbia University, NY, in Early Childhood Education, and an AB from Vassar College, NY, Magna Cum Laude in Spanish Literature and spent her Junior Year abroad at University of Madrid. Dori lives in Northern California and is an accomplished equestrian and potter.