Born and raised in the state of Vermont, she grew up in farm country with her family in the town of Newport. As a young girl, she developed the interest in languages. Since she grew up in a remote town just south of the Canadian border, her only exposure to hip-hop artists were the ones she saw on MTV, such as: Snoop Dogg, P Diddy, and Notorious BIG.
Maniatty has an AAS degree in Educational Interpreting from Rochester Institute of Technology. Shortly thereafter, she received her Bachelor's degree ASL Linguistics from the University of Rochester; her concentration was in Brain & Cognitive Sciences. 
For more than 18 years she has been a professional interpreter, 10 of those years she has been a live concert interpreter for hip hop shows. Some of the rappers that she has