Ananda was born in Rio de Janeiro. She was raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil where she later earned her degree. After learning English and working in Brazil, she pursued her dream to study abroad and headed to Dallas, Texas for graduate school. Her studies there prepared her for the world of Multicultural Worship ministry. She gained a desire to develop worship communities that enhance unity in diversity and to use music to develop strong intercultural relationships for the unity of the Church, bringing reconciliation among different cultures and peoples.
Ananda holds a BA in Music Education from UFSCar Brazil, a Master of Arts in Worship Studies from Dallas Baptist University, and a graduate level Certificate in Multicultural Teamwork from Dallas International University.