Born and raised in Los Angeles, she is the youngest of three and the only daughter of immigrant parents. Growing up she and her brothers would spend summers making movies with her dad's camcorder and systematically breaking all of their mother's china by playing hockey and X-Men in the house. (Sorry mom) In an effort to keep them from breaking things, Jeena's father took her to the movies and the library every week. Instilling a love and pure joy of storytelling that she is forever grateful for.
Jeena holds an MFA from Columbia University.