Nakita was born and raised on Moloka‘i, and graduated in 2009 from UH-Hilo with a degree in Psychology.
Shortly after, she moved to Hana and married a Hana boy, John. In 2013 Nakita graduated with an MSW degree. Nakita and her husband have a two-and-a-half-year-old son named Liam-John. In September 2014, they moved to Moloka‘i, and started working for the Trust in October of 2014. In her spare time Nakita likes to work on projects, educational endeavors, and spend lots of time with family, going to community events, and relaxing.