Devona is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she earned her bachelor's degree with a double major in in sociology of law, criminology and deviance, and African and African American studies. While she was a student at the university, Devona was a peer mentor and coach for incoming students through the President's Emerging Scholars Program. She has also served as an Urban Scholars intern at Hennepin County, a Lutheran Social Services intern with Capitol Pathways, and a legal intern for the City of Minneapolis Regulatory Services Department.
Devona is currently working toward her master's degree in the study of law at Hamline University. When she's not working or studying, you can find her trying out new cuisine at Twin Cities restaurants, traveling to new states or watching Grown-ish, Black-ish or Four Weddings on Hulu.