Aisha I. Abdullah, PhD
Associate Director, Global STEM Alliance (In-Person Programs)
Aisha Abdullah received a BS in biology from the University of Houston and PhD in Neuroscience from Weill Cornell Medical College, where she studied the role of microRNA in embryonic and early postnatal neocortical development. Passionate about making science education accessible and inclusive, she worked with several K-12 science outreach programs at Weill Cornell and Rockefeller University during her graduate studies. Since completing her PhD, she has managed initiatives that broaden the pipeline to STEM careers including the Georgetown STEM Engagement Project and BioSTEM Clubs at the Center for Excellence in Education. Aisha currently serves as the Associate Director of the Global STEM Alliance at the New York Academy of Sciences, leading the Academy’s in-person mentoring and education programs, advancing the Global STEM Alliance mission to increase the number and diversity of students pursuing STEM careers, and helming the STEM City initiative to place a scientist in every classroom in New York City.