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 15k 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 December of 2012 she was awarded Changemaker of the year in 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 50k dollars from local investors for a Raw Juice startup based in San Francisco and hopes to someday open her own startup up geared towards Muslim women's health and fitness.
Recently Asiya was hired as a part time assistant coordinator for building blocks of Islam Emergency Assistance Department. She is humbled and honored to work and help serve hundreds of individuals and families seeking shelter and food. Asiya also had the opportunity to Work for Imagine Deliver a consulting Firm. 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.
In 2016 Asiya embarked on her most beloved endeavor yet by becoming a mother of a now vibrant and loving one year old.