Lucretia Talley was born and raised in Washington, DC and attended public school in the District. She has been married for 22 years and has two children with her husband. The elder of the two is a senior at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), and the youngest is enrolled in seventh grade at BASIS DC.
Lucretia has been an active participant in public school parent associations for her children’s schools. She also served as a voting member of the KIPP DC Board of Trustees when her daughter was a student at KIPP DC. She currently works at the National War College and was voted as the 2016 MVP Employee of the Year at her seasonal job with the Washington Nationals.