Aisha holds a PhD in Policy Studies in Urban Education from the University of Illinois-Chicago. She received her Masters of Education from DePaul University in 2002. Aisha is an Illinois State Board of Education Certified K-9th grade teacher, with several years of elementary school teaching experience. As a recipient of the Diversifying Faculty in Illinois Fellowship, her love of teaching and learning is evident in her many years of teaching as an adjunct professor at several universities and colleges where she also advised and mentored graduate and undergraduate students.
She is currently the content manager for the Chicago Teacher Partnership Program, which spans across Northeastern Illinois University, National Louis University and University of Illinois at Chicago. Aisha is passionate about the eradication of educational practices and policies that negatively and disproportionately target African American children. Her scholarly interest include critical multicultural education and understanding intersecting marginalized identities. She is a coordinating committee member of Teachers for Social Justice and co-chairs the Public School Initiative for the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago.