Aya’s passion for education equity began when she became a refugee in Oakland seven years ago. As a newcomer, she realized that marginalized students are attending underfunded schools. She also experienced a classist and racist system that had not only pushed students out, but criminalized them.
Aya has been part of the Oakland Ed Fund team for a year, and she looks forward to applying her coding skills and experience as an OUSD graduate to continue working at Oakland non-profits to ensure our students receive a quality education.
Aya is an Oakland Emiliano Zapata Street Academy High School graduate, and is currently attending Mills College pursing a bachelor’s degree in computer science.