Katya grew up in Ojai, California and currently resides there. Growing up she was a pretty active child playing any sport she could get her hands on. In high school she was a avid basketball and tennis player. She was the number tennis player for her varsity tennis team all four years of her high school career. She helped her team go to CIF two out of four of those years.
After graduating in 2008, Katya pursued her college education majoring in Communication of Arts at her local community college. While attending she played position number two singles and number one doubles for their tennis team. In 2010, Katya was recruited by Sonoma State University to play for their tennis team. She transferred and played for their DII tennis team during the two years she attended SSU. While attending SSU she majored in Graphic Design. During her college summers Katya worked as the assistant tennis summer coach for her local Athletic Club in Ojai, Ca, and has been part of the summer tennis program since 2010.
After her college career Katya had the opportunity to the take the position at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club as the Tennis Pro and had been teaching since. Katya is a part of the Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament committee, one of the oldest tennis tournaments going. She still manages on her free time to get out on the court and play some tennis for fun.