Gabriella Aldeman is a Panamanian American author. She writes picture books in hopes that more children become readers and that all readers feel seen. She is also a professional translator of academic resources and children's books. Gabriella holds degrees from Georgetown University and the College of William and Mary. Her books include Paula's Patches and Squawk of Spanish. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia with her husband and two children. Some of her favorite things are the Pacific Ocean, peanut butter, and coffee.