Nkenna Onwuzuruoha was raised in Marietta, Georgia, and is a first-generation American—both her parents are Nigerian. She completed her bachelor's in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago and a master's in European Literature from the University of Bristol in England. In 2011, Nkenna moved to Salt Lake to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the SLCC Community Writing Center. After her year of service, she taught first-year writing and social justice courses at the University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), and Westminster College. Nkenna is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Writing & Rhetoric Studies at the University of Utah. Nkenna's first bike in Salt Lake City was a free one she received from the Collective as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in need of reliable transportation. She didn’t keep that bike for too long, but it turned her into a bike advocate and enthusiast.