Nodelyn Abayan is a member of the Sisters of Social Service. She was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. After obtaining a degree in religious studies from St. Paul University, Quezon City, Philippines, she entered the community in 2001 and has been living in the United States since then. She got a master's in early childhood education at San Francisco State University, where she currently works as a child care center administrator at the Early Childhood Education Center. She also does spiritual direction ministry after getting a certificate in spiritual direction from Mercy Center, Burlingame, California.