tikidanki ntundi

Army Veteran

Tikidanki Ntundi


Cameroon, West Africa


Summer 2019

Favorite Baked Goods

Banana Bread

Tikidanki (Tiki) Fatu Ntundi is originally from Cameroon, West Africa, but has lived in the US for almost 20 years. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and her M.S. in Human Services and Counseling Psychology from Capella University. Tiki’s passion is psychology and its application in daily living, particularly how it can shape/reshape an individual and their perspective on life. She has also completed over two years of coursework on a PhD in Performance Psychology, from which she is currently taking a sabbatical.

During her sophomore year of college, Tiki took a break from her studies to join the US Army. After serving almost three years as a specialist, she was directly commissioned as a second lieutenant. Tiki continued with the field of logistics and was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, which she greatly enjoyed because it gave her the opportunity to interact with people from different backgrounds.

Upon her return from Afghanistan, she experienced the worsening condition of a service-related illness, which led to her medical retirement in 2015. Since then, Tiki has tried to regain control of her life, but experienced difficulty finding a suitable position during her post-military employment search. Tiki hopes to learn from all the Dog Tag Fellowship has to offer, including gaining insight on how to actualize her dream of starting her own business. Tiki loves to bake banana bread. However, she would like to someday soon bake one with actual bananas and not just from a pre-made mix.

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