She served as a Nurses Aide for hospice patients and a Direct Support Professional for individuals with disabilities. Losing both grandmothers to cancer at a young age has given Zakiya a different perspective on her own life, which propelled her interest in women’s health. She began by researching natural alternatives for her own ailments. She also found and began promoting all natural sanitary napkins and joined platforms that educated women about their reproductive and overall health. This multifaceted journey has been crucial in Zakiya’s growth to becoming stronger and well-rounded in health and wellness. Through her commitment to women’s health and birth work, she knows that she will be a great advocate for mothers and future mothers in her community and abroad.