Renata Calfa was born in Slovakia, into a family with Zemplin and Rusyn heritage. Her love for both was always evident. Sing a (an old folk) tune, and she would join you with the speed of light! Most of her childhood was during communism. She greatly appreciates changes that The Velvet Revolution brought about, including an opportunity to study theology, learn foreign languages, and connect with her U.S. cousin, Lisa Alzo. She lives in London with her husband and daughter.