Linhda was born in the swamp lands of Florida before relocating to the less humid climate of North Carolina. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Studio Art (Photography) with a second major in Political Science. While living in the South, she developed a slight southern accent and an appreciation of BBQ, fresh market foods, & folk music. Upon graduation, she moved to the West Coast to enjoy the weather & art.