Nzinga Felix hails from Arkansas, growing up in the "country" (Woodson, AR) and living back and forth between there and Southwest Little rock. She received her elementary and middle school education from Pulaski County and Little Rock Public Schools, ultimately graduating from McClellan Magnet High School. Nzinga left college to join the military, serving as an analyst for the United States Air Force. Prior to leaving the military, she re-enrolled in college and subsequently earned her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and began teaching in a school for adjudicated youth in Washington, DC. While working as a teacher and raising a small family, Nzinga acknowledged another passion-teaching. She returned to school to pursue education and earned a Masters of Education in School Counseling. Within this time, Nzinga took on the responsibility of adding on to her family by caring for her siblings. Nzinga is a certified School Counselor, a certified Bully Prevention Specialist and member of the American School Counselors Association (ASCA), a college instructor, a former elementary school teacher, a certified yoga instructor, an author, a State Director with the Teacher Defense System (TDS) and entrepreneur. Currently, Nzinga is following her passion by infusing education with helping and advocating for others by living purposely, fully and intentionally. She is the mother of two sons and wife to an amazing husband.