Malinda Nielsen, was raised in South Jordan, Utah. She now lives in North Logan with her family. She is the second of eight children having three brothers and four sisters.
She graduated from Bingham High School and attended Utah Valley State College where she
received an associate's degree in computer imagery and an associate's in general education. She earned a bachelor's degree from Utah State University in graphic design and is currently working on her master's in instructional technology.
Malinda served a mission in Santa Cruz, Bolivia for her church. She speaks fluent Spanish.
She enjoys art, ceramics, photography, Irish dancing, volleyball, basketball, camping, cooking and spending time with her family.