Alayah comes from the Quapaw, Choctaw, and Sac and Fox nations, all based in Oklahoma. Though she has lived in various places in the States, Alayah currently lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Alayah is now in her second year of working on her BA at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. She studies Native American Studies and Sociology and has a particular interested in Indigenous health. Having a done some health research within her own tribes, Alayah hopes to expand her Indigenous health knowledge to an international level while interning at Hāpai Te Hauora.