Famous as a singer and bassist with the post hardcore band Even If It Kills Me, she provided clean vocals on tracks such as "Still Alive" and "The Sky Is Falling, The Sky Is Falling!," while her bandmate Josh Vogel was responsible for scream vocals. She has also gained recognition on her eponymous YouTube channel where she posts cover songs.
She started singing at the age of 12, and began learning guitar at age 14. She and Vogel began to collaborate in October 2013 after finding each other on the Los Angeles Craigslist musicians section shortly after Van Buer relocated to Los Angeles. They released their debut album Hope On the Horizon in January of 2015.
Apart from her musical pursuits, she worked as a model.
A native of Maquoketa, Iowa, she later lived and worked in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Los Angeles, California.
She and Sleeping with Sirens vocalist Kellin Quinn both rose to fame for their work with post hardcore bands.