Matalea is a graduate from Elk City High School. She was an FFA officer, and showed animals for ten years. Matalea was also involved in National Honor Society, Key Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and played softball throughout her high school career. She also participated in her community’s Teen Court program, along with many other community service projects. Matalea was an Academic All State recipient in slow-pitch softball, and received the Star Farmer award from her FFA chapter, as well as her FFA State Degree. Matalea is majoring in Pharmacy.