She has been studying French since 7th grade, but began to study it much more seriously in college. She studied abroad from January-July 2009 in Aix-en-Provence in the south of France, near Marseille. While there she traveled throughout France, as well as to Italy, Ireland, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, and Egypt. She graduated from the University of Michigan in May 2010 with a dual degree in French and Communications.
She is 100% Chaldean (Catholic Iraqi) and her mom was actually born in Iraq. She is the youngest of 4 kids. She really enjoys cooking and the performing arts and was a member of an a capella group throughout her 4 years at U of M.