My name is Gaia. I was born in Belarus on 26 August 1973. I received my early education at home and a public school.
During last 4 years of school I attended a gifted program with emphasis on physics and mathematics. After graduating with honors at age 16, I attended BSMU Belarusian State Medical University, Faculty of General Medicine or Medical Faculty.
After the death of my father in 1992 I decided to leave the career of a medical doctor and pursue a new one. I attended Belarusian Trade and Economic University, Faculty of Economics, Commerce and Management.
During my graduation year, I got married and moved to Israel to live with my husband in 1995.
While living in Israel, I attended Shenkar College Of Engineering and Design, Department of Fashion and Textile Design. Parallel to that for three years I studied art and illustration for children's books with a world renowned artist and illustrator Wolf Bulba at his studio in Tel Aviv.
In 2000 my husband and I moved to the US. Where we live ever since with our two beautiful daughters, ages 11 and 10.