Paulina Pinsky was born and raised in Pasadena, California. She spent her childhood and teens figure skating, dancing, musical theater, and cheerleading. Paulina moved to New York City, where she attended Barnard College of Columbia University and received her B.A. in American Studies with a concentration in Media and Popular Culture. After graduating, Paulina moved to Chicago to study improvised and sketch comedy at The Second City Conservatory in 2015. Paulina is currently a Non-fiction Creative Writing MFA Candidate at Columbia University. Despite the degree, she likes to believe she still has a sense of humor. She lives in Brooklyn with her cat, Jack.