Leticia Roa Nixon was born and raised in Mexico City. She has a B.S. in Communication from Universidad Iberoamericana. After moving to Philadelphia in 1985, Leticia served 28 years as an
Official Court Interpreter for the Court of Common Pleas. At the same time, she has been a news reporter for local Hispanic newspapers and presently for Atrévete, a bilingual TV program produced at PhillyCam. She also participates in Philatinos Radio as News Director and hosts a weekly radio program called La Noticia con Leticia since 2013.
She co-founded Casa Monarca in 1999, a community center dedicated to preserve Mexican art and culture in South Philadelphia. Leticia has self-published Aquí Estamos/Here We Are, a
bilingual book documenting oral stories of Mexican immigrants residing in South Philadelphia. Leticia Roa Nixon participated in a series of folklore documentation workshops in 2010 at Philadelphia Folklore Project. Her final work was the documentation of Carnaval de Puebla en Philadelphia.