Aysha has worked in various service industry roles throughout her career, and is passionate about helping people tell their stories. She studied Literature and American Cultural Studies at Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA, before moving to San Francisco, CA to earn her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. While studying at California College of the Arts she worked in the tutoring center, helping articulate and transcribe the work of students who struggled to commit their ideas and experiences to text. She currently lives in Bow, WA and has a three year old son named Hank.


  • California College of the Arts, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (2007)
  • Western Washington University, Bachelor of Arts in Literature (2003)
  • Burlington‐Edison High School (1998)