Carri Hicks earned her Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications and Political Science from Oklahoma City University. Hicks furthered her education by earning a Master's Degree in Leadership Management. She went on to work for United Way and Saint Luke's United Methodist Church. Hicks developed skills in fundraising, advertising, and publishing while working in the nonprofit sector.
Hicks decided to seek a career change and earned her Masters in Early Childhood Education. She began working as a teacher in 2011. Hicks taught various grades throughout her seven years in the classroom and decided to run for office in 2017 because of the lack of dedicated funding for education.
Today Hicks lives in Oklahoma City with her husband of nine years, Spencer. They are the proud parents of three children. A dedicated community servant, Hicks is an active volunteer for education-related causes.