Kizzie was born in Detroit, Michigan. Being the first person in her family to graduate from high school, education became a very important factor in her life and this led her to dedicate her time to local organizations that focused on providing quality education to young women in low income neighborhoods of Detroit.
She then went on to Columbia College Chicago to pursue her Bachelors in Business and Entrepreneurship with a minor in Black Studies. During her time there, she volunteered at high schools and organizations that helped at-risk youth as a tutor.
Immediately after receiving her degree, she moved to Indianapolis, where she now resides, and received her Master of Arts in Teaching. After teaching for three years in the Indianapolis Public Schools district as a 6th grade math teacher, Kizzie made the decision to leave the classroom and join the fight for educational equity with Stand for Children as the Development Coordinator.
When not working, she enjoys listening to and creating music, reading, practicing yoga, exploring vegan food options, and painting at her art studio in Fountain Square.