TIG_6423.jpg
17907904159548430.jpg

KEESA K

Founder 

Nakissa Koomalsingh, also known as Keesa K, is the Founder of HOOPQUEENS. Before entering her entrepreneurial journey in July 2020, Nakissa graduated with a Degree in Business Administration and a certificate in Entrepreneurial Finance.

Growing up, she played for the popular YAAACE organization.

 

Throughout her post-secondary education, she had the privilege of going to school away from home and being a varsity student-athlete. She started her post-secondary journey on the East Coast of Canada in Prince Edward Island attending Holland College. A couple of years later, she completed her post-secondary journey at the University of Nipissing and decided to hang up her jersey after her career-ending ACL injury. 

Prior to starting HOOPQUEENS, Nakissa knew there was a niche waiting to be served. There were no spaces specifically for pro and varsity athletes to train and compete, so she created it. Being a former varsity athlete, she understands the struggles of female athletes and knows what they need to be successful in their academic and athletic careers. ​

 

​Today, Nakissa is focused on using the game of basketball to change the narrative of women in sport. Being a Black woman navigating through race and gender inequities isn't always easy but Nakissa is on a mission to empower and encourage women to be confident when creating their own lane.