In 2006, De' Johnnae was placed in foster care. From the age of 7 to 15, De' Johnnae's relationship with the foster system, CPS, and her parents would be extremely complicated as she was in and out of the system, as well as her family home. However, De' Johnnae continued to persevere and by the age of 17, she graduated high school after excelling in her academics and education. She continued onto college and got connected to a community that she truly enjoyed being involved with. The COVID-19 pandemic presented many obstacles that prevented her from completing her college career. De' Johnnae hopes to return to finish up her college degree one day and to go to cosmetology school to become a professional hairstylist.