Ivanova was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She lived there through college where she received her degree in marketing from Universidad Católica Santo Domingo. Ivanova felt fortunate to start her career at the oldest newspaper on the island, Listin Diario. After moving to the United States, she enjoyed teaching children Spanish in after school programs through Boulder Valley School District.
Ivanova was introduced to There With Care through the Holiday Care Letter program, where she felt honored to be on the team of compassionate volunteers sending heartfelt, festive letters to Spanish speaking critically ill children and their siblings. This experience inspired her to get involved in a deeper way so she joined the staff as a There With Care Program Coordinator working with the Spanish speaking families. The connection she has with these amazing families who are going through so much keeps her heart humble.