Mea was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. After the polar vortex came down to her college town of Champaign-Urbana, she decided to finally leave Illinois and come to Tucson for law school. Mea has always loved animals and spent her second year of law school researching the illicit wildlife trade and the impact that it has on infectious diseases. Her favorite things to do include playing with her dog, watching movies with her friends, and playing the piano. After the pandemic, she hopes to go to concerts again and finally be able to go to the mall to return a pair of pants she bought.