Ladasone joined CERS team in Laos, 2019. Lada is a native of Luang Namtha Province, one of the northernmost provinces of Lao PDR that borders China. She grew up in the village of Ban Tha Sae, deep inside the Namha National Protected Area. Lada began studying English while in high school at the Luang Namtha Teacher Training College, and continued her studies as she went on to get her degree in International Business Management at Souphanouvong University in Luang Prabang. In addition to Lao and English, Lada also speaks Khmu, Thai and a bit of Sam Tao, an endangered language.