A native of Gary, La'Kisha's areas of expertise include transportation planning, public outreach, environmental justice, comprehensive planning, grant writing and economic development planning. La'Kisha obtained her Master of Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati and also has undergraduate degrees in History and Political Science with distinction from Indiana University. She loves to shop, travel and spend time with her nieces and nephews. She is also knowledgeable about international politics, Eastern European history, and fashion.