ASHA is originally from LA where she fell in love with the underground hip hop scene, a major influence. ASHA has toured London showcasing her poetry, including at the famous Troy Bar. Her music, art and spoken word act as a mirror into the passion and activism she lives out daily.
ASHA went to UCSC and obtained her masters and teaching credential in Social Justice through education. She also worked for the non-profit Playworks in east Oakland creating space for kids to lose themselves in healthy play. She has taught 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade and is currently an 8th grade teacher in San Jose. She is also actively training teachers and administrators around California about how to teach within a social justice lens in order to create authentic global change.
ASHA's passion for social justice today focuses on educating youth. Her dream is to found a safe K-12 school rooted in Restorative Justice practices, Anti-Bias standards, and a rigorous Social Justice curriculum, which gives voice to those that have been silenced for centuries.