Anastasia Smith was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She began attending the University of Saskatchewan in 2010 with the goal of obtaining a degree in drama. After feeling disconnected from her chosen degree, Miss Smith took time away from university to work as a restaurant manager and travel abroad. To date, she has visited 26 countries. It was on one of her many excursions that she decided she would pursue her passion for psychology. In 2019 Miss Smith went back to the University of Saskatchewan as a full-time student where she obtained her Honors degree in psychology in 2022. Over the course of her degree, Miss Smith gained invaluable experience as a qualitative researcher, peer mentor, teaching assistant, and volunteer/ employee working with the brain injury survivor community. Miss Smith will begin a Masters in Clinical Applications of Psychology at Kingston University in London, England beginning in the fall of 2022. She hopes to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology upon completion of her Masters.