Aileen lives in Acton, Ontario with her two children, two fur-babies, and partner of over 20 years.

Formal education includes Creative Writing courses through the University of Toronto at the School of Continuing Studies, Journalism courses through Humber College, an Honours Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto.

She currently teaches Theology to high school students in Mississauga, where she favours teaching World Religions.