A teacher is someone who supports and coaches their students to be empowered to be critically active participants in the world in which they live.” 


Aayesha’s Story

Teaching Discipline


Why Biology 

I come from a family of educators so the impact of education has been instilled in me for a while. I have also been fortunate enough to have teachers that left a huge impact on me, so I would like to be able to do the same. I love finding the science within our lives and working with biology, the study of life, makes doing that an incredibly enjoyable experience.

Professional Experience

During her undergraduate studies, Aayesha worked with CalTeach, where she helped schools across Los Angeles create socially just and relevant science education experiences for students. 

Aayesha will begin her first year of teaching at Yerba Buena High School during the 2022–2023 school year. 


Aayesha loves discovering and watching TV shows (her favorite is New Girl) and traveling to new places. 

Academic Background

  • University of California, Los Angeles (Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology, Science Education Minor)
  • Stanford University (Master of Education)