Akashia was born in Mississauga and raised in Marmora. After completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Andrews University, she moved back to Mississauga and worked in retail management until 2019. Wanting a different career path, she enrolled at Fleming College for the Office Administration – Executive program and graduated in 2020. Her previous experience in management and retail administration has given her the opportunity to become part of the Engage administration team.

When not in the office Akashia enjoys discovering new vegetarian dishes, composing poetry, collecting VHS tapes, and making weekend visits to downtown Toronto.