Having grown up in Williamson County, Ms. Nations attended high school, college, and law school in Middle Tennessee. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University Magna Cum Laude, receiving a degree in Political Science with a double minor in Criminal Justice and Pre-Law. After graduation, she attended the Nashville School of Law, where she earned her Doctorate of Juris Prudence. While a law student, she clerked full-time for the Circuit Court Judges of Williamson County. It was during her tenure as a law clerk that she formed the relationships and gained the vital experience that have shaped her into the well known and respected attorney that she is today.