Chelsea was born and raised in the small town of Wadena, Minnesota. She attended undergrad at the College of St. Benedict's/St. John's University, in central Minnesota, where she pursued a degree in English. Chelsea has always had a desire and propensity for stories, and this ultimately stimulated an interest in writing, and screenplays in particular. From this pursuit, she garnered interest in other areas of filmmaking, including editing. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in Film and Television Production at USC.