Ramina Gilyanna has had a fascination with words since early childhood. Remembering back to the days where she would become unusually excited to attend her English and Literature classes and complete the writing assignments, she continues to nurture that same enthusiasm today. Growing up in a traditional Assyrian household in the U.S. has tested her abilities to juggle the Assyrian expectations of a married woman, while staying true to her Western ideals and traditions. With a B.A.in Psychology, Ramina speaks Assyrian fluently and is working on her Farsi. She has been married for seven years to a fellow Assyrian man and resides in San Jose, CA.