Patience was born and raised in Ogden and Salt Lake City, Utah, moving to Colorado Springs in 1999. Her father is from the Democratic Republic of Congo and her mother is Mexican-American and English. This unique racial background coupled with her environmental experience gave her profound insights as it pertains to race. Her heart is to work and create a more socially just and health-equitable Colorado Springs by creating better access to and knowledge about healthy foods. She is a Communications major at UCCS and is also a freelance writer for the Colorado Springs Independent and the mother of three vibrant, precious children.