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Written by Aiyesha Ghani
Aiyesha (Arowak/Taino & East Indian) was born in Maricopa County, AZ and has lived all across the globe since then, but has always touched base on the island of Borinkén (US Puerto Rico) where her heart calls home. In 2006, she completed a B.A. degree in Anthro-ecology and Global Development from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU and has worked in the non-profit, private, and goverment sectors over the last 10 years. Prior to being selected for LHIP 2018, she was living and working in Miami as an artist/production tech/cultural advocate. She is passionate about facilitating sustainable development, preserving our waters (Love the Everglades and Debris-Free Miami), and protecting living cultures & languages.