In 2010 Seccafien enrolled to the Samford University in the United States. After two years she transferred to the University of Guelph in Canada to study economics and political sciences. In 2013 she won the national 5000 m title. She missed the 2015 season due to a foot injury. In May 2016, she ran a personal best of 15:17.81 and qualified for the 2016 Olympics. In July she was officially named to the Olympic team.