Ricks became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. through Eta Phi Zeta chapter in 2013. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. She received her Master's Degree in Social Work from East Carolina University.
Committed to the principles of scholarship, finer womanhood, sisterhood, and service, Soror Ricks desires to see all young women achieve their goals and maximize their potential.
"I was inspired by the words of Founder Viola Tyler Goings to become a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. 'There is a Zeta in every girl regardless of race, creed, or color, who has high standards and principles, a good scholarly average and an active interest in all things she undertakes to accomplish.