Master of Arts, Interdisciplinary - University of Chicago
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy and Cultural Anthropology - University of Kansas
Aisha has been working in nonprofits focusing on Reproductive Justice issues for close to 11 years. Prior to joining EverThrive IL, Aisha was the Education Manager at the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH) and worked to increase the capacity of school, family, and healthcare systems to support the sexual health, rights, and identities of youth through comprehensive sexuality education for youth and professional development for adults who work with youth. Previously Aisha was the Domestic Violence Educator & Trainer for Apna Ghar, Inc. (Our Home) and trained service providers to provide culturally competent and trauma-informed services to immigrant and refugee survivors of gender-based violence. Aisha was also a shelter resident advocate, case manager, and reproductive justice advocate at Apna Ghar’s emergency shelter. Aisha holds a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago and designed an interdisciplinary program for herself focusing on postcolonialism, gender, and human rights and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kansas in philosophy with a minor in cultural anthropology. Aisha was recognized by the Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues as the Peggy A. Montes Unsung Heroine At Large awardee in 2015 for her ongoing commitment to the Reproductive Justice movement.