Marta Zaknoun was born and raised in Jerusalem. She graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a degree in Communications and Journalism in 2008. Before moving to Toronto where she lives now with her husband and 3 children, she worked with different Catholic media channels and in the Public Relations Department at her university while finishing her studies. Since she moved to Canada, she has worked in the field of public relations with not-for-profit organizations, as well as in interpretation. She also writes articles about politics and Christians in the Middle East for Il Sussidiario, an Italian online newspaper.