Zuleykha Asadova was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and spent most of her childhood in Siberia, Russian Federation, until her family finally moved to Azerbaijan in 2000. Her schooling was completed in Azerbaijan, and when she was awarded a grant to study in the USA, Zuleykha moved to Minnesota, where she earned a BA degree in History and Cultural Anthropology from Minnesota State University, and then went on to get an MA degree in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

Zuleykha was an Intercultural Program Consultant at Cartus in Connecticut before moving to Wisconsin, where she lived with her husband and son. In 2018, Zuleykha and her family moved to Midlothian, Texas. She is fluent in English, Russian, Azerbaijani and Turkish, and is currently learning Arabic and French. She has traveled to about 46 countries. Zuleykha was involved with the Children and Youth Impact area at the United Way Fox Cities in Wisconsin and was working on several community projects related to Diversity and Inclusion. Zuleykha’s motto: building bridges, bringing people together, and being a mediator.