Yana Dudko was born in Vasilevka, Ukraine. She received her Associate’s Degree in nursing from Tarrant County College in Arlington, Texas in 2007. Yana later earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. While at UT of Arlington she was recognized as an Honor Society recipient through Sigma Theta Tau. She has practiced as a registered nurse, working in the intensive care unit at North Hills Hospital in North Richland Hills, Texas since 2007. In her spare time, Yana enjoys swimming, reading, and traveling with her son.