Autumn's father was a geologist, studying on global warming and earthquakes so Autumn was usually forced to go from country to country with him. She was home-schooled and when she gets the holiday off, she'd go home to where her grandparents lived, which was in Japan. She never really got the chance to do much gardening in her childhood so when she turned thirteen and had been taken to Camp Half-Blood, she was thrilled to know she could do it, especially after she found out that her mother was Demeter.