Tanya Mehta was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. She studied at Pakuranga college where she was a house leader as well as house captain in her final year. She is now currently in Melbourne, Australia studying for a double degree in marketing and media communication, majoring in public relations at Monash University. Previous to starting her bachelor’s degree, she moved at 18 to study journalism in New York City, at The School of the New York Times in their gap year programme. With her love for travel, she plans on continuing her overseas studies by completing a semester abroad in the near future.