Growing up in Los Angeles and attending school at Harvard-Westlake, Bella started playing water polo at the age of 11 for Los Angeles Water Polo Club. In high school she was a starter for the Girls Water Polo team and in 2011 won the first ever CIF Girls Water Polo Championship for HW. Her Senior year she shared another Championship win with Brian Flacks in 2012. She then committed to play water polo at UC Berkeley where she majored in History with a field of concentration in California History and Cultural Geography. In 2015 she led Cal to a CWPA National Championship. During her time up in the Bay she was head coach for 10&Under and 12U programs for Lamorinda Water Polo Club. While on her college breaks, Bella would return back to Harvard-Westlake to be an assistant for the Girls Program and permanently came back to the program after graduating from Cal in 2016. Also after graduating she joined the coaching staff here at LA Premier for the Girls Program and also works for the City of Los Angeles in the History and Special Events Division for the El Pueblo Historical Monument Authority.