Jane Luca was born and raised in Brasov, Romania. At the age of 14 she joined a French bilingual class, at Unirea High School, and shortly thereafter immigrated with her family to the United States.

She joined the United States Marine Corps right after graduating from Herndon High School. Following boot camp in Parris Island, SC, she went to Marine Combat Training, NC, where she graduated with a Meritorious Mast. Jane was stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, with the Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16, working as a Supply Chain Specialist. She was deployed twice to the Helmand Providence, Afghanistan, each deployment lasting six months.

In 2013, she was Honorably Discharged from the Armed Forces, and pursued higher education. The first year of her Bachelor’s degree was spent studying Business at Rutgers-Camden, followed by a year abroad at Freie University, Berlin, Germany. She then transferred to the School of General Studies, Columbia University, majoring in German Literature and Culture. Her senior thesis focused on the freedom of thought and the philosophical concept of empathy in relation to Schiller’s play Don Carlos. She graduated from Columbia University, with Departmental Honors, in October, 2017.