Anna-Maria Zarembok was born in Salem, Massachusetts. She is half-Estonian as her mother is from Saaremaa, Estonia, and her father is from New York. She moved to San Diego, California, with her mother when she was nine years old and currently attends La Jolla High School. She is very interested in learning about Estonian culture, traditions and history because it’s something she grew up with and gives her a better understanding of who she is. Anna-Maria has been visiting Estonia regularly since she was nine months old and is very close to her aunts and cousins who live there.