She moved to San Francisco with her family when she was six years old. Approached by a modelling scout, Volk was given the opportunity to audition for commercials and instantly fell in love with acting. Volk attended Lowell High School in San Francisco.
Through high school, she acted in school plays and further explored her burgeoning love for film which she claims helped her and her family acclimatize to American English and culture.
After high school, Volk attended Duke University, where she graduated with a degree in Psychology/Pre-medical. Personal Volk is fluent in Russian and English.
During college, she acted in student films and was a member of Inside Joke, Duke"s sketch comedy troupe.