Eden received her B.A. in Applied Arts and Sciences from Texas State University after eight years in the United States Air Force as an intelligence analyst and band vocalist. While at Texas State University, Eden realized, after many college credits and changed majors, that she wanted to be an archaeologist. She attended field school with Sul Ross University at Bonfire Shelter and Spirit Eye Cave and was hooked. Eden has many interests including singing, kayaking, hiking, travelling, and gardening.