Pascuala Herrera contracted polio at the age of nine months. Due to lack of medical care, because of her disability, she crawled around in her pueblo, La Purisima, Durango Mexico, until coming to Chicago, Illinois when she was six. She currently lives in Franklin Park, Illinois with her husband, two daughters, two cats, and a dog. Pascuala has assisted thousands of students with disabilities in and outside of a classroom. She is a frequent local and national presenter on the topic of her life experience, disability awareness, motivation, and the importance of education for individuals with disabilities and Latinos. As a disabled Latina, woman she inspires and motivates others in working towards achieving their aspirations despite any challenges they face.