Fernanda began her undergraduate degree at Queen's University, where she studied Women's Studies and Drama. She then transferred to the University of British Columbia, majoring in Women’s and Gender Studies and minoring in Critical Studies in Sexuality. She graduated in 2010 with honors, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree. From 2007 to 2012, she dedicated herself to social activism, most notably to global movements V-Day and SlutWalk. In 2013, Fernanda completed a nine-month full-time Acting for Film and Television program at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts, earning a diploma with honors. Since then, she has pursued acting while working in marketing as a content writer and editor. She continues to further her professional and artistic education through various outlets.