Nina Mata is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of She's Got This by gymnast Laurie Hernandez. Nina's family emigrated from the Philippines when she was 6 years old. Her after school activities usually involved watching Bob Ross, Reading Rainbow and looking for adventures in the library. She studied Illustration at The Fashion Institute of Technology of NY. During her editorial internship at Sesame Workshop, Nina discovered her love of children's books. She now creates illustrations for childrens publishing and is passionate about representing the beauty and diversity of the world. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, their daughter and Tabi, the cat.