Travia is in her eleventh year at Skyline. She was born and raised near New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a B.A. in theatre from Northwestern State University, where she had the opportunity to work on such films as Steel Magnolias and The Man in the Moon. In addition, she received theatre training through the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, MA and Vari-Lite Automated Lighting Co. Travia's teaching career began in TX at Harleton High School from 1996-2003. She then transitioned to Hallsville High School for one year and then moved to Pine Tree High School where she taught for three years before moving to AZ.