La Toya Hankins is the author of SBF Seeking, and K-Rho: The Sweet Taste of Sisterhood. The North Carolina  native  is an East Carolina University graduate who earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with a minor in political science. She is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and currently serves as president of the organization’s Chapel Hill, NC graduate chapter.

Hankins currently works for the State of North Carolina in a division of the state’s Health and Human Services department.  Prior to her current employment, she worked seven and half years in the field of journalism.