Ms. Batista was born and raised in uptown Manhattan, New York City. She attended East Side High School in Newark, New Jersey; Regina then moved back to New York City and attended Berkeley College for Fashion Marketing and Management. After two years in college Regina realized that was not the career path she wanted to take. Regina became interested in majoring in education. Now working as a paraprofessional at Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music, she is looking forward to gaining experience in the education field.