Asiya Mohamed is a senior pursuing her Bachelors of science in Communications and Healthcare Management at Saint Catherine university. Passionate about healthcare disparities, she hopes her degree will help her empower and educate disadvantaged groups in vulnerable communities.
As an undergrad, Asiya was a recipient of $15,000 grant for interfaith dialogue and leadership by Minnesota Open Idea. This grant funded Hijab Day in downtown Minneapolis and facilitated conversation around common stereotypes portrayed by the media. In 2012 she was awarded Changemaker of the Year in the Minnesota Women's Press.
Coming from a long line of business owners in her family, she believes her love for social entrepreneurship is natural. In 2015, she helped raise $50,000 from local investors for Raw Juice, a startup based in San Francisco, and hopes to someday open her own startup up geared towards Muslim women's health and fitness.
Asiya's past experience includes working for Building Blocks of Islam as an Assistant Coordinator for the Emergency Assistance Department, serving hundreds of individuals and families seeking shelter and food. Asiya also consulted for Imagine Deliver. In her free time Asiya loves listening to spoken word poetry especially the ones that deal with social justice. She has performed several of her own poetry at school and social events. She is the mother of two children, married and lives in North Minneapolis.