Keith began his college career in 2003 at Southern Illinois University and completed a BA in Sociology in 2007. In addition to his academics, he also served as chapter president of his fraternity, Phi Bets Sigma Fraternity, for several years. After graduation he enlisted into the United States Army, serving from 2008-2011 at Ft. Hood, Texas.
While in the military he was awarded several military achievement medals and various awards. After his enlistment he moved back to Illinois to complete graduate school. He is a second year MSW student with a concentration in Mental Health and a member of Phi Alpha National Honor Society. He currently works at the Department of Veterans Affairs and plans to continue his career with a government agency.