Honey-Mae was born and raised in Georgia, brought up in a line of restaurant owners and chefs alike. Wanting to keep to her family traditions, she went abroad to culinary schools all over the world, to learn everything and anything she could about the various types of cooking. With that expansion in education, came a love for travel. In her travels, she was in transport to head to Russia, with the full intent to pursue establishing and opening a restaurant of her own.
In transport, the vehicle she was travelling in had broken down just inside of the city of Chernogorsk.. Leaving her effectively stranded just as the outbreak had begun. Among the chaos, she had gotten swept into a panic and ended up fleeing on foot, deeper into the country.
From that point on, she's been carefully monitoring the transmissions until her radio died. Unable to see a viable way to safely leave, she's taken it upon herself to utilize the knowledge she's learned to survive and thrive. In her mind- "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade", indeed. So for the time being, she is doing what she only knows how to.