With a passion for empowering and inspiring youth throughout the world, Asya dedicates her time to educating youth by exposing them to new experiences and new ways of thinking. Prior to entering the non-profit world, Asya studied at the University of Bridgeport, where she received her Bachelors in International Political Economy and Diplomacy with a focus in East Asian Studies. Inspired by the international world, Asya entered into Americorps with the hope of dedicating her time to educating young people on international affairs. While volunteering with Americorps she worked closely with disconnected youth by changing their lives through the art of education and career development. There she developed her passion for youth development. She hopes to combine her passion for international affairs and youth development through her work with Row New York.