Christy Benson was born in Omaha, Nebraska. When she was eight years old, she moved to Harlan, Iowa, and spent the rest of her childhood there. After graduating from high school, she returned to Omaha for her undergraduate studies at Creighton University. She went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Iowa and later completed her internship in Family Medicine at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Christy is an avid Hawkeye fan and loves ice skating and photography. She also loves to travel and has been to over 17 countries.