Athelia Graham grew up in Orem, UT, the daughter of a BYU Linguistics Professor (dad) and an English Teacher (mom). She attended BYU earning an undergraduate degree in Spanish teaching and playing soccer with the lady Cougars for 5 years. She continued with graduate school at BYU and studied TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages).  After finishing her masters degree, Athelia moved to Washington, DC and taught English as a second language to elementary students in Alexandria, VA. She loved the East Coast but returned to BYU for law school. She loves being active, hiking in the mountains, playing any kind of sport, playing the piano, reading historical fiction and non-fiction, and cooking delicious food.