Nakia was born in Spokane, graduated from Lewis and Clark high school, and then attended the University of Utah on an athletic scholarship. In 2017 she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a minor in family studies.
While living in Salt Lake City, she worked with at risk youth as an elementary teacher, and later as a mentor at the Boys and Girls Club. For the past three years Nakia has been a women’s basketball coach at Eastern Washington University.
In her free time, she enjoys playing sports, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.