Yana Gerhardt was born and raised in Moldova. She graduated from California State College, in Sacramento with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2013. In 2014, she completed a Dental Post-Baccalaureate Program at the University of the Pacific, San Francisco (magna cum laude). She continued her dental education at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health in Mesa, graduating with a D.M.D. degree in 2019.