Vasu Nephi Chetty was born in Fiji, but grew up in Australia. Upon completing high school, he attended Brigham Young University - Hawaii where he majored in Mathematics and Computer Science, with minors in Information Systems and Information Technology, and graduated with Honors. Following his freshman year, he served a Spanish speaking mission in the New York, New York South Mission. After graduation, Vasu attended graduate school at Brigham Young University in Provo, where he studied systems theory and network reconstruction for his Master's and PhD. He also worked for a data analytics company called Applied Invention for two years before returning to Brigham Young University - Hawaii to work as an Assistant Professor in the Computer and Information Sciences department, where he teaches courses on algorithms, logic and programming. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids.