Born in Chicago and raised in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Aisha Eady is grateful to the educators who stoked her curiosity, fueled her imagination, and gave her the permission slip to dream big. She believes educators help our children unlock their unique genius—they have immense power to shape what students view as possible.
After studying Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota, she honed her ability to share the stories of community changemakers. Whether covering education as an intern reporter at The Minneapolis Star Tribune, working as a communications assistant at a college-access organization, coordinating communications for an innovative inner-city high school program, promoting initiatives for Minnesota's fifth-largest school district, or introducing high school students to the communications field—she has more than a decade of experience either reporting on, working in, or promoting education.
In addition to her work with Educators for Excellence, she serves on the leadership council of ThreeSixty Journalism (formerly the Urban Journalism Workshop). Based at the University of St. Thomas, this nonprofit program teaches principles of writing and reporting to help diverse Minnesota youth tell the stories of their lives and communities.