A native of Darlington, South Carolina, Keisha was a 2002 graduate of Mayo High School for Math, Science & Technology. She was chosen as a South Carolina Teaching Fellow through Columbia College, where she attended and majored in Elementary Education. Keisha graduated from Columbia College in 2006 and began her career as an elementary teacher. She obtained a Masters of Education in Divergent Learning from Columbia College in 2008. Keisha is married to Nicholas Pearson and has two children.