Na’Kima is a California native. Her family relocated to Alabama shortly after the infamous LA riots. There she took to the performing arts as a dancer competing through college. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She developed a compassion for healthy living after encountering so many friends and family members with chronic conditions and a ton of misinformation.
She sought to be a vessel of information for the community. As a result, she gained certifications as a Health Education Specialist, Peer Health Advocate, and a Diabetes professional. In 2017, she completed a community research fellows program started by the 18th Surgeon General Regina Benjamin through her Bayou Clinic. She also volunteered as a Community Health Adviser with the American Cancer Society for three years.
In 2018 she returned to Los Angeles to further her career in the health arena. She is the mother of two beautiful daughters.