Pia was born in New York City to Mexican parents. She grew up living between Manhattan, Paris, and Mexico City and picked up the languages of each placed she lived in. At the age of 20 she moved back to the United States to pursue her B.S. in Creative Writing at New York University. She currently works for People en Español magazine, where she writes for print and the web, apart from creating original video content for their online channel. Additionally she is in the process of editing her first novel, a Young Adult epistolary fiction story about a pair of best friends who live on opposite sides of the world.