Shelivia was born in Harlem and raised in the Soundview section of the Bronx. She attended SUNY Plattsburgh where she received her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. Realizing the impact the literacy gap has on communities like hers, Shelivia earned her Masters Degree in Literacy Education and has dedicated her life to teaching and learning in underserved communities. With over 10 years of experience in Education, she is passionate about the academic success of the youth. When she is not at Haven, Shelivia enjoys playing with her little ones, trying new foods, and traveling.