A graduate of the University of Toronto in Canada, Livia holds a bachelor’s degree in languages and European studies with a specialization in Russian and French literature. She has lived in the United Kingdom, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada. Livia speaks English, French, Russian and Slovak.
After her studies, she joined a law clerk firm specialised corporate law in Toronto as a legal assistant. Subsequently, she joined the Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery of the Ontario provincial government as a bilingual compliance information services liaison.