Derika is from Ardmore, OK, she moved to Edmond after graduating high school in 2016 to attend the University of Central Oklahoma. In 2020 she graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology/exercise fitness management. Since graduating she spent time working as an intern at Roughhouse Boxing & Fitness. She worked as an assistant Parkinson's coordinator, helping rehab & improve the quality of life of individuals with Parkinson's disease. She has also spent time in a chiropractic clinic as a chiropractic assistant, where she provided hands on therapy such as massage, ultrasounds, & rehab to patients. She has been furthering her education through completing sports massage courses & is pursuing a career in physical therapy.