Rashema is a graduate of JMU’s Bachelor of Social Work Program. She is currently in the Online Master of Social Work Program at Howard University and is set to obtain her MSW in Dec. 2023. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ®, and she is a military spouse with two sons. Rashema has worked in various roles within the Social Work field, including healthcare, mental health, working with adolescents, and most recently, forensic social work, as a Re-Entry Specialist for a local jail. Her research interests include black maternal health, criminology, and ancestry research.