Malikia is from Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Florida International University in Miami, Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is currently obtaining her Master’s degree from Liberty University in Human Service Counseling: Family and Child Development. She has worked for Hillsborough County Juvenile Justice residential facilitating bereavement counseling sessions. Her career interests include working with at-risk youth and strengthening families through education and breaking the negative stigmas and stereotypes of black and brown families. Her personal interests include hiking, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.