In 2015, Swann received her bachelor’s degree and spent the following two years teaching reading fluency to high risk youth. In May of 2017, she joined the Peace Corps and moved to Mongolia to teach English as a foreign language. She received her TEFL certificate in 2019.

Before pursuing her master’s degree in the United Kingdom, she spent a year teaching ESL in South Korea. During this time, she completed several fantasy novels. Her most recent work is a speculative mystery horror hybrid.

Swann received her master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester in December 2021.