Perla was born and raised in Saltillo, Mexico. She holds a degree in accounting. After working at General Motors for ten years, she moved to the US. Perla started the RSSAA Lower School Spanish program in 1999. She has attended numerous AWSNA Summer Conferences including the first World Language Teacher Conference in Dornach, Germany. She has taken courses and workshops at Sunbridge Institute, Waldorf Institute of Southern Michigan (Ann Arbor) and Rudolf Steiner College. Perla also finished a three-year training in the AWSNA mentoring program, and works on numerous committees at the school.