Anastasiya first arrived to Sacramento as a child when her family fled Moldova due to religious persecution and civil war after the fall of the Soviet Union. Because of their many sacrifices, she was able to access opportunities they were previously barred from, including higher education. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Human Development from the University of California, Davis in 2016. Soon after, she began working at a nonprofit providing social services to underserved communities. Her commitment to serve those experiencing hardships guided her to a position where she could give back to the community in a unique way. Anastasiya now works for United Citizen Law as a Legal secretary.