Sweers is a post-masters doctoral student in Applied Clinical Psychology with clinical experience in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Academic interests include personality disorders, psychoanalysis, Eastern philosophies, and gerontology. Dissertation work concerning religious attitudes toward sexual minorities in progress under the direction of Beverly Hills sexologist Dr. Patti Britton. Prior background in the area of corporate finance/pension administration.
Sweers was raised in Hancock County, Iowa and was a part of Waldorf's summer WISE Program as an adolescent.