Born and raised in New York, Luna Chou is the youngest in a family with first generation parents who immigrated to the United States from Shanghai, China. She attended New York University College of Arts and Science and obtained a bachelor in arts degree with dual majors in Politics and Philosophy. She then went on to study law and received her Juris Doctorate from Yeshiva University – Cardozo School of Law in 1998. Ms. Chou continued to study at the University of Hong Kong and received her LL.M. degree in International Law. Ms. Chou practiced in the area of matrimonial law for two years and then in 2001, proceeded to specialize and work extensively in all aspects of immigration law.