Germinal G. Van was born in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire in 1990. He pursued his elementary and secondary studies in Cote d'Ivoire where he spent his youth. In 2010, Van moved to the United States to pursue his undergraduate studies. He majored in Government and Philosophy at the Catholic University of America, then obtained his BA in 2014. He subsequently pursue a MA in Politics at the George Washington University, then graduated in 2017. He writes on politics, narrowly on political theory, political philosophy and the law.