Ms. Jones was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and then moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University. There, she majored in Global Studies and Justice Studies, and minored in Spanish Literature. Ms. Jones studied abroad in Argentina, where she took several International Relations courses. After college, she worked in Indonesia for a year on a FulBright grant, serving as an English teaching assistant in a high school. Ms. Jones loves the outdoors and also enjoys reading.