Born and raised in the Bay Area, Nakia Holmes-Dominick has spent 20 years of her career supporting families from marginalized communities. She has been a case manager, child care provider, medical assistant, residential counselor, and substance use disorder counselor. As a young person, she was inspired by observing her aunt, who was a licensed therapist.
Nakia studied sociology and medical assisting at Contra Costa Community College. She has a Media Assisting Certificate. Nakia is also a wife and mother of five children.