Keandra was born and raised in Miami, FL, and received a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies from the University of Florida, and a Master of Public Administration from Florida State University. Keandra is also a recipient of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Education Scholarship. Keandra has written a publication relating to the mitigation efforts of gentrification in urban areas for the “Wicked Problems, Wicked Solutions” blog at Florida State University. Keandra served as a featured author on publications that focused on determining the implications COVID-19 had on Florida residents across racial/ethnic demographics and school populations pertaining to each through Florida State University. Keandra has served under the leadership of elected officials on both a local and state level. She also served as a guest lecturer at Florida International University in 2021. Keandra enjoys being an advocate in her community through various service roles to improve the livelihood of those in marginalized communities.