Evelyn is from Alaska. Despite losing her hearing from meningitis as a younger child, she completed high school with an A-average in three years. A member of the national honor society, she also participated in sports, robotics, and drama extracurricular activities. Evelyn has a cochlear implant, which she received after recovering from meningitis. She attends college at the University of Washington, Seattle, where she plans to study to become a Speech Language Pathologist and help other deaf children. She volunteers at deaf preschools in her spare time.