Onastazia grew up in Rhode Island and has a deep love for the ocean. She holds Bachelors (Biology/Pre-Med with a minor in Chemistry) and Masters (in Teaching) degrees from Liberty University, and has 9 years of experience teaching high school biology, geometry and chemistry at Liberty Christian Academy, New Covenant Schools and Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor, where she currently lives with her husband, John. Along with her love of teaching, she enjoys permaculture design & gardening, hiking, traveling, cooking and crafts of all sorts. She also runs a small jewelry and calligraphy cottage business from home. Onastazia has been highly influenced by the writings of author Wendell Berry.