Svyla was born and raised in New York and pursued her education at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. While there, she participated in their international program in The Netherlands and traveled extensively throughout Western Europe as part of her studies. She was also privileged to complete a cultural immersion program at the Uiversidade de Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain, and lived and worked in Madrid as a language instructor as well.
Later on she settled in Portland, Maine where she taught secondary English and Spanish and continued advanced studies at the University of Maine. Education, travel, and engaging with people from various backgrounds remains an influence in everything she does.
The decision to pursue a career in real estate came naturally. Working as a realtor allows her to draw on her unique experiences in helping individuals to achieve their goals whether it's selling their home, finding a new one, or offering knowledge and insight toward their next endeavor.