Aliya is a global business leader and change agent with progressive achievements in sophisticated corporate, non-profit and governmental environments. With five years experience managing various projects, working within banks, developing strategies, Aliya previously worked at J.P. Morgan in both the Investment Bank and Wealth Management sectors in London, England. She held various roles including project manager, trade support and compliance advisor. In her spare time, Aliya volunteered as event co-chair for the Black Organization for Leadership and Development and as staff member organizing TED Talks.
While in undergrad, Aliya was selected for the Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship. The fellowship was sponsored by the Department of Education and included intensive courses in Global Economic, Public Policy, International Relations and seminars with international affairs practitioners at Howard University. She received funding to study abroad in Granada, Spain for a semester to study the Islamic influence on Southern Spain. She co-authored and presented research on human rights violations to U.S. Ambassadors.
Aliya graduated from Spelman College with a B.A. in International Affairs and a minor in Computer Science. Aliya completed her senior thesis focusing on ethnic minorities within China. Her work was titled “A Case Study on the Uighurs and Tibetans: A Right to Self Determination.”
With a love and appreciation for different cultures and traveling, Aliya has been to more than thirty countries. She hopes to inspire more people of color to travel internationally. Her regions of interest are sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. Aliya recently moved back to Los Angeles to forward her career on the West Coast.