Misty earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Mars Hill College in 2008. Afterwards, she went on to earn a Master of Arts in Mathematics from Appalachian State University in 2010. Misty joined the faculty of Mars Hill University in 2010 as an adjunct and became a full-time instructor in 2012. She teaches freshman-level math courses at the university and helps with supervising student workers in the math department. Her interests include reading and listening to music.