While at Brown University, Aïcha developed her own field of study in Transnational Indigenous Memory: a multidisciplinary exploration of Indigenous communities globally and their ways of knowing, being with the world, and nurturing memory generationally and through diaspora. Within her major in Education Studies, she focused on justice-oriented curriculum design and culturally-sustaining pedagogies. In Providence, Aïcha spent her years working closely with recently resettled refugees as an ESL instructor, K-12 tutor, and caregiver. For two summers, she interned with the African Alliance of Rhode Island and Bami Farm, bringing forth her care for food and land sovereignty, and expanding their market initiative to make high quality, locally grown produce more accessible. Aïcha has worked intimately with students in her home village in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, in the valleyside of Ollantaytambo, Perú, and in mountainous Talamarang, Nepal. While in Barbados, she studied at the Errol Barrow Center for Creative Imagination, exhibiting her work in sound and film. Aïcha is passionate about plant medicine and botanical ritual, textiles and fiber art, and jewelry making. She is fluent in Arabic (Darija), proficient in Spanish and Tamazight, and is learning Tamasheq. This fall, she will be facilitating at a makerspace in Morocco while pursuing a metal work apprenticeship.