Iva Vasilev is originally from Sofia, Bulgaria and a graduate of the University of National and World Economy with a master's in law and legal studies. Prior to Syracuse University, Iva worked for the Special Education Department at the Liverpool School District. Iva is an entrepreneur, she owns both Niki’s Party Place and V.I.A.N. Salt which focuses on physical and mental health for the younger generation, as well as natural remedies for improving the general public’s health. Iva’s family is her greatest asset. She also loves to travel and explore.