Percia was born and raised in Philadelphia and studied international relations at the University of Pennsylvania. While there, Percia joined the theater community as a stage manager and producer, and embraced her long-standing love for podcasts by making her own for the Annenberg School of Communications. After graduation, she worked at the World Bank on an education accountability project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Following that project, Percia worked as a production assistant for the Daily Show during their coverage of the Democratic National Convention. Percia also worked at Radiolab, before joining Explosion Robinson as a producer and casting director.