Aisha (she/her/hers) is a second-year dental student at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Aisha graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She uses her problem-solving lens to tackle topics such as oral health disparities and access to quality dental care, as she developed an interest in dentistry at a young age and (later) a passion for social equity. During her gap semester, Aisha developed and implemented Dental Bridges, the first dental public health volunteer program that connected undergraduate students to Penn Dental School. Currently, Aisha serves as the director of Engagement for Future Doctors in Politics, an organization dedicated to equipping future doctors with the skills and knowledge required to develop structural change necessary to improve the health of patients and communities.
During her time at Penn, Aisha developed a passion for teaching and generating new educational strategies. In her junior year, Aisha began working with the Weingarten Center for Teaching and Learning. The center worked with students to develop the accessory skills they needed to succeed, such as organizational strategies to manage a heavy workload and content guidance to explain effective ways to study. As a Weingarten fellow, Aisha participated in a research project that culminated in an interactive webinar to help incoming students develop time management strategies. Aisha also worked as a chemistry tutor and a teaching assistant for the introduction to Psychology course. Thus, she has the ability to both help students learn the material while crafting specialized study plans and time management schedules for them. Aisha is well equipped to tutor in Psychology and the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT).
Outside of tutoring and dentistry, Aisha enjoys reading and exploring the city of Boston.