Docia graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Binghamton University in 2012. Following graduation she completed an internship at the Recognition and Prevention Program (RAPP) of Zucker Hillside Hospital, where research is focused on better understanding the schizophrenia prodrome and formulating a predictor profile of the most accurate biological and environmental risk factors as part of the North American Prodrome Longitudinal Study (NAPLS). In 2015, she completed an M.A. in Experimental Psychology at the College of William and Mary where she investigated impairments in cognitive functioning in schizophrenia and spectrum disorders.
Docia is currently a graduate student in Rutgers Clinical Psychology PhD program. She is involved in a study examining Perceptual Organization Dysfunction as a Biomarker of Schizophrenia, as well as a study that uses Electroretinography (ERG) and Visual Evoked Potentials (VEPs) to detect abnormal functioning of the retina and the electrical activity of the visual system in schizophrenia.