Growing up, Emila spent more of her time finding ways to get cheap thrills than actually spending time doing something productive. In her early school years, she learned English and basic math. However, as the school years dragged, she slowly lost interest. Near her last few weeks of classes, she abandoned it all together and eventually fell into sort of a gang. After all of this, she describes it as pretty stupid and chalking it up to "being teenagers just getting into simple trouble". After awhile of being just a general nuisance, Emila got caught and was hit with a petty thief charge. Her parents refusing to pay the fine, let her go to jail for six months. Those six months gave Emila some time to think about where her life was headed. She enjoyed the freedom of just doing what she wanted to do. However, in order to do anything with her life, she would have to work with others and follow the rules. For a while this worked, she got a stable server job and started a collection of spaghetti westerns, longing for that outlaw life she wanted for herself but could never happen. A couple years later, she would get her chance. A new disease of some sort has popped up over in Chernarus after the fighting died down. Seeing a misguided chance at a new start to life based on doing what she wants, she jumps on the opportunity to smuggle her way into the effected zone. After arriving to the burned and dead country, she had a worried yet hopeful outlook that maybe she did know what she was getting into.