Born to an affluent and loving family. She was always a dedicated student and extremely social. She always had a belief that life worked out well and people were good, naive, sheltered and caring. She married her high school sweetheart shortly after graduation. He went into the Police Force while she attended college at Brown for a degree in Psychology. During her third year he was murdered while on duty which gave Gwen a bit of change of heart. Her studies became more focused on Forensics and Criminology. She lost all of her faith in humanity. Where she used to see roses now she saw only thorns. Her intense commitment is rivaled only by her brazen lack of self preservation, likely her biggest flaw. When she graduated she was recruited almost immediately by the FBI, who trained and molded her into the person that garnered the attention of the SOU.