Ichigo was born to Izumi and Haru Gifu in the Gifu Prefecture in Japan. They weren't very rich in Japan but they had a huge family which both her parents came from. When she was almost four years of age, her parents applied for a visa to the United States and after some time received word that it was successful. Once they moved into the states, her family moved into the Miduna Beach area while her dad got a job as a bus driver. As a resident in the area, she was enrolled into Miduna Beach Elementary School. Ichigo excelled in school and she wanted to be the best student there however she could not due several others being much higher than her. One of those students was Josie. She strived to be better than her but failed miserably. Because of her failure, she became obsessed with Josie, wanting to know her secrets, be her, copy her which really freaked Josie out.
Ichigo continued to be in Josie's class even until high school. Ichigo tried to initiate a fake friendship between the two, because her obsession with winning and bring the best. Though Josie wasn't really for it because she was already creeped out by her but tried her best not show it. In her junior year of high school, her father lost his job because of the economy failing. So Ichigo was forced to move into an area in the suburbs far from Miduna Beach and finished her education at Jackson High School. After high school, she applied to the University of Oregon. That year things turned around for her family, her dad had gotten a way better job which paid more and her family moved into Barfield. Ichigo was also able to get herself an apartment in Barfield and a good paying job while she was attending University.
While she was gone, she briefly dated a boy named Carlos from her college. She disliked their relationship very much because she felt like he was way too needy and he didn't respect her or her space so she told him to hit the road. She still sees him very often because they have quite a few classes together but mostly she tends to ignore him because she does not see him as a huge obstacle. After coming back, she found out that most of her classmates had not left Miduna Beach, even Josie. So currently, she has made it her obligation to stalk Josie wherever she goes and even finding out her address. But she is being very careful to make sure that she doesn't get caught.
Ichigo is a very resilient and stubborn person. She generally doesn't like to listen to people even when it is for her own good. She is her own person and likes to do her own thing. She can get very obsessed with things and people and when she is on a mission even when the going gets tough she is one of those people who never quit. She is major stalker and generally will do things for her own benefit. She doesn't care for people much except for her parents. She was actually distant towards her boyfriend being of his needy attitude. She is very independent person because she likes to fix things on her own and do things by herself and she doesn't like people tagging along or bothering her constantly.
She absolutely loves putting her hair in pigtails. She believes ponytails make people smarter.