Markita is a black, queer woman who served as secretary of the African Student Union at UofL, a university located in a city that has eight times the number of African immigrants and refugees than the national average. She unconditionally defends the human rights of undocumented citizens of the United States, advocates for the fair treatment and equal opportunity in the education of disempowered youth, and is dedicated to social justice with a vision for community empowerment. Markita genuinely believes that people were more important than money, and fights for a world where human needs are considered before profit.