Patient and Health Center Advocacy Program Organizer
Aaliyah is the Patient and Health Center Advocacy Program Organizer. She comes from a family dedicated to education and anti-racism. She's discovered her own passion for reproductive rights and raising awareness for perinatal mood disorders for expecting and post birth families, especially those heavily affected in the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities.
Aaliyah received her associate's degree in business administration from Kalamazoo Valley Community College and is currently pursuing her bachelor's in community health education at Southern New Hampshire University. Before accepting this role, she spent a 6 month term with AmeriCorps serving in a local federally qualified health center assisting with the Medicaid redetermination that began in May 2023. Within that time she became a certified community health worker, certified in mental health first aid, and a goodwill ambassador to the refugee medical services that were performed.
When she's not empowering her community, she has recently become a peer mentor and support group facilitator with Postpartum Support International and is continuing education through this organization to become certified in perinatal mood disorders to raise awareness and better educate the public about the realities of birth and parenting.
Aaliyah loves reading, watching anime, spending time with her twin boys when they're not pestering her for snacks, and cuddling with her cat when he's not yelling at her for food.