A graduate of Central Lee High School in Donnellson, Iowa, Addison McFerren earned her associate of arts in psychology with a minor in computer science at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. Addison McFerren continued her studies in psychology at Iowa State, where she is currently in pursuit of her BA in psychology. In 2014, she began serving as an addiction counselor at the House of Mercy in Des Moines, where she assisted the trained medical staff in providing clients with medical and psychological evaluations.
Alongside her work and studies, Addison McFerren has attended conferences organized by organizations such as the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Autism Society. In her leisure time, she enjoys crafting, reading, watching football and baseball, and spending time with her friends and family.