Parker spent the majority of his childhood in Niger, west Africa. At 18 he returned to the U.S. to go to Taylor University in Upland, Indiana where he majored in graphic design. He spent his summers in Indiana and was there for some time after graduating with a job at a nearby university. During this time he enjoyed visiting both sides of his family in Memphis, Tennessee and Sandusky, Ohio. He is excited for what this year will hold and the opportunity to work at Sojourners and live in Washington, D.C.