With roots in the Ukraine, Luda grew up under ex-communist rule on the “other side of the pond”. In 1997, she came to the United States as a child refugee and in recent years has had the opportunity to travel with a non- profit organization called Conscious Alliance, national touring bands and a numerous events and festivals. Throughout her travels Luda has always felt that diverse education should be available to everyone. She believes that there is nothing better than like-minded people coming together and using knowledge, community, and the love of art to better ourselves and our surroundings.