Svetlana Zwetkof was born and raised in Greeley, Colorado. One time she drove her mother and grandmother home from the airport through a hail storm with a broken windshield wiper, trying to outpace three tornadoes. She is a recent graduate of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts where she finished cum laude with a double major in Art Studio and Linguistics. She currently lives in San Antonio, TX where she has many jobs.