Barones was born in Manado and raised in Kupang. Her father passed away when she was 6 years old due to health issues. Her mother remarried and she has 3 half-brothers and sisters from it. She lives with her grandparents and gets her education covered until high school. Unfortunately, her grandmother passed away in July 2018, so did her grandfather 3 months later. This led Barones to have no one to provide her a living as her mother is living with her new family. She was willing to take a job after graduating from high school yet it was hard for her without any specific skills. She could not continue her studies to get higher education as there is no one to provide financial support for her. Since she looked for scholarship information on the internet and found out about Bali WISE, she hopes that she can improve her skills and be able to get better jobs in the future.