Born in Wellington to Maria Zofia Kosnik (one of Pahiatua’s Polish children but originally from Białystok) and Vytautas Beržinskas. Ina grew up in a multilingual, intergenerational household so it was only natural that she would study linguistics as university.
Ina has various degrees (including a Masters) from Victoria University and Otago University, as well as her ATCL and LTCL from Trinity College, London. She has worked in HR, PR, marketing, and as a teacher in Australia, Asia, and New Zealand. She settled in Dunedin 20 years ago where she has taught English, ESOL, and Drama at Columba College.