Uniqua was born and raised in Racine, WI. She is academically talented, graduating as the salutatorian of her high school class. In 2016, she earned a BA in Afro-American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the past 5 years, she has used her expertise at the Department of Children and Families in the Division of Early Care and Education. She is currently finishing an MS degree in Administration of Human Services at Wilmington University. Additionally, Uniqua is a freelance grant and proposal writer. She has a special interest in changing the current status of incarceration as she has observed the community-level high incarceration rate of Black people. She has a particular interest in the ways incarceration impacts Black women and girls; whether it be their incarceration, or the incarceration of loved ones. She recognizes that the mass incarceration of Black men also impacts the women in their lives mentally, emotionally, and economically as they are left to support themselves and their families in the absence of Black men.