Dr. Kovacevic was born in Croatia and spent her childhood living on a small farm in the rural area. She graduated from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine and became the first in her family to graduate from college. After graduation, Ivona wanted to give back to the community that raised her, so she started working as a primary care provider in her home rural area in Croatia. In 2018, she migrated to Washington with her husband and became a mother. She enjoys cooking, baking, reading and spending time with her family. She said she is excited that she is able to continue her medical education in the Pacific Northwest.