Naakaii represents the Dine (Navajo) Nation. He is currently studying to obtain his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. He was previously employed by Tesla. He is also a World Champion Hoop and Fancy War dancer who designs and constructs his regalia, which utilizes designs and elements from his Dine culture. While pursuing his degree, Naakaii created and ran his own business centered around the Art and story of Hoop Dancing.