A first generation college student, Kenyatta Parker was born in the small town of Vallejo, CA and moved to San Diego with her family when she was 8. She attended San Diego State University, earning her Bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in public health. It was during these years her passion for sexual health bloomed; participating as both a sexual health peer educator and a research assistant with The Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health assessing the sexual health needs of women in adult entertainment.
After graduating, she began her career in public health at Vista Community Clinic as an HIV Health Educator for at risk adolescents and young adults of color. She developed her skills as a certified HIV test counselor and family planning educator, often counseling clients on sensitive topics such as family planning, HIV/AIDS, STDs, sexual assault, substance abuse and violence prevention.
Kenyatta Parker is currently the Lead Health Planner for the San Diego HIV Planning Group, formerly know as the San Diego HIV Health Services Planning Council. As an employee of The San Diego LGBT Community Center out-stationed at the County of San Diego HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch she and a small, dedicated staff coordinate a variety of planning functions related to care and treatment for people with HIV/AIDS and in support of the San Diego HIV Planning Group.