Khadijah was born in the Philippines and came to the US when she was 6 years old. Growing up in Kitsap County, she had Western Washington at her backdoor. As a child she grew up wandering through dense forests, clambering over fallen trees, and riding scooters with her neighbors.
It wasn’t until her second year in college that Khadijah really committed to the environment and the outdoors. She attended Pacific Lutheran University where she studied Geosciences and Religion. Her studies took her abroad to Greece, Italy, Peru, Bolivia, and to the Black Hills of South Dakota for Geology Field Camp.
Khadijah’s diverse background includes working as a Wilderness Guide, Ski Patroller, Ski Instructor, Environmental Educator, and as a teacher for local school districts in Tacoma, Washington. During her free time she likes to ski, hike with her dog, and go boating with her partner.