Jane Allison Reid is the only child of Yves and Carmen Reid, a power couple in the Victoria business scene and completely muggle. Her upbringing until she turned the sheets of her crib purple was as one would expected for someone of the upper-middle class; afterwards, it was much of the same restrictions, only with the added expectation that she find a way to conquer the wizarding world somehow, the same way her parents did outside of it. It mattered little what she did (for to their great relief little Jane turned out interested in subjects that weren’t near-definitely failed investments); all they pushed for was that she did whatever she wanted well.
She followed their tenets well-enough that when she requested to stay in the dormitories for her stay in Penrose (a request partly born of a desire to escape their watchful eye, just a little bit, and partly out of curiosity on how the same thing would even work out), they agreed with little fuss. That same year, she met Lisa, and if her parents had known what would happen afterwards they would’ve definitely put a stop to the whole thing.
As it stands, though, the following happened: the two girls got close, then even closer, then that sort of closer. Very much willing to keep their relationship secret as well, Jane led a mostly idyllic life between her girlfriend/best friend and her good grades until they got the sudden news that Lisa's father passed suddenly. Though she knew father and daughter had never been close by any reckoning, she also was very much aware on what that meant for her friend's place at Penrose. It was during a post-brainstorming and intimacy session in an expertly-made pillow fort that her memories were locked away, replaced by the idea of Lisa and her simply being on alright terms.
A perfect plan!...or not, for even after her roommate had departed the school Jane always felt like something was missing, something important she was forgetting--the reason for a skipped heartbeat whenever she'd come back to an empty room, or the confusion she would feel fog her brain whenever her classmates would mention Lisa Knotley with an eye always trained on her. She tried many ways to deal with the discomfort; what she never used as a coping mechanism was throw herself into her studies. In fact, she did the opposite, her near-perfect record performing an ungraceful descent until even her parents' money couldn't keep her at the school.
The Reids were furious, of course--they loved her well enough, but their minds had been trained for a long time to focus on returns to their investments--and with wild eyes and a heavy heart they decided to enroll and dorm her in the closest (and only, much to their surprise) public school: Tallygarunga.
For several reasons, not all of them consciously known to her, she doesn't consider this too bad.