B.A. in Political Science and English from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2008. Markita began her career in education with the South Louisiana branch of Teach for America in 2008. As a TFA corps member, Markita worked diligently to improve the literacy of young, under-privileged learners in Baton Rouge public schools before moving to a charter school where she worked with the schools' most struggling readers. Markita is currently teaching English abroad in Turkey to elementary students. Upon her return, she will serve as a Manager of Teacher Leadership and Development for incoming TFA Corps members in Baton Rouge. It is her greatest desire to open a charter school that will give every student regardless of ability or socio-economic status access to a quality education.