Chaya is 26-years-old and the oldest of four children. She is originally from Melbourne, Australia, and currently living in Chicago where her husband is completing his Internal Medicine residency training. She holds a Bachelor's in Behavioral Science and a Masters in Special Education. For over 2 years, she has been working for the Aleph Institute, a non-profit that provides physical, emotional and financial support to families as well as those in prison and or in mental institutions. She is particularly passionate about her work with Project Tikvah, a division of the Aleph Institute that focuses on breaking the vicious cycle of struggling youth battling addiction, incarceration, and mental illness.