Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Keyonna graduated from St. John’s College High School in 2006 and started her collegiate career as a student of Psychology at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. In search of a more challenging path, she transferred to Philip Merrill’s College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Broadcast Journalism with a concentration in Education. Keyonna is now pursuing a Master’s in Science Management with a specialization in Public Relations.
During the four years she worked as a news producer for News Radio station WNEW, 99.1, Keyonna received two Edward Murrow Awards. Returning to one of her original passions, in August 2015, Keyonna opened Congress Heights Arts and Culture Center located at 3200 MLK Ave. SE, with a mission to bring something new and necessary to the Ward 8 community in the District of Columbia. She also serves on the board of Community College Preparatory Academy, the first adult charter school East of the River.
Keyonna is happily married to professional artist Shawn “Painta” Lindsay and they have two beautiful children: their five-year-old daughter Kayla and newborn son Keon.