Asiyah began working at 826 Boston in 2017 while still in high school. She asked, “Why isn’t there a program for teenagers who don’t go to schools with Writers’ Rooms?,” and YLAB was born! She attends Simmons University, where she is pursuing a Writing major, with minors in History and Education. Her passion lies in including GenZ in the arts and activism communities in Boston. In her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry and YA novels. If she is not writing, she is likely reading the aforementioned genres.