A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dr. Elicia Dynae Fullwood was the valedictorian of the 1994 Capitol Senior High School Class. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Houston main campus in Houston, Texas, and a Master's of Education degree with specialties in secondary education and education administration from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. She earned the status of ABD at Nova Southeastern University in Miami, Florida, while studying Instructional Technology and Distance Education. She has a Certificate in Online Teaching as well as a doctorate in Aviation and Space Educational Studies from Oklahoma State University.
Fullwood is currently working as the Lead (Acting) Educator Professional Development Activities Manager at the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston. Prior to this, she worked as an Education Specialist with NASA's Teaching From Space Office. Her career has also included experience as an Aerospace Education Specialist at NASA Headquarters, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and NASA Langley Research Center.
Earlier on, she taught high school science at James Madison High School in Houston ISD and at the School for Meteorology and Space Science. She holds school administration certification for grades early childhood through 12th grade and classroom teacher certification for secondary level biology.