Aala's parents emigrated from the Philippines to the United States, where she was born. She attended Elk Grove High School in Sacramento. Aala received a bachelor's degree from UC San Diego in both Visual Arts and Communication.
In 2005, Aala won an Emmy Award for co-producing I Have Tourette's but Tourette's Doesn't Have Me. She also received Emmys for producing in the "Outstanding Children's Program" category in 2008 and 2011.
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