Devan was born and raised in Memphis Tennessee. She attended College of Charleston and University of Memphis, receiving a BS in general physics, and conducting research on the synthesis and characterization of nano materials for use in industrial cleanup and solar energy capture. She received her MFA in creative writing from University of Memphis in 2017, where she worked as a fiction editor and contest coordinator for the Pinch Literary Journal. She now works as a community garden associate for Memphis Tilth and as a nanny. She writes fiction and poetry and lives in Memphis with her girlfriend and two dogs.