Niska Pascal Garoute (born September 27, 1991), better known by her stage name Niska, is a Haitian/American Artist, Rapper, and Singer-Songwriter. Her Early Life: Niska was born on September 27th, 1991, to parents, Tania Chihimie and Pascal Garoute, both of African American descent. Niska was raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti where she attended both primary and secondary school. Due to political chaos, and ongoing riots in Port-au-Prince (under Aristides presidency), Niska's mother moved her and her siblings to Florida to finish school. Niska attended Cypress Bay Highschool in Weston, Florida for two years before transferring to American Heritage School of Arts to play basketball and further her Artistic Career. She graduated from AHS in 2009. After graduation Niska went on to study in New York City where she began to pursue her long time dream of becoming an MC. Niska is currently enrolled at the New York Institute of Technology studying Architecture and Civil Engineering as she continues pursuing her career in music and art.