Hi, I'm Aishah
WHERE I COME FROM
Born and raised in the mid-west, I picked up and moved to California right after finishing my undergrad. I was fortunate enough to lay down my roots in Santa Monica as soon as I got here and have been calling this neighborhood home ever since.
WHY I'M RUNNING
I am running to be elected to the Rent Control Board because I am an advocate for renters’ rights. I believe rent control is necessary to keep Santa Monica the wonderfully diverse and thriving city that it is. For 6 years now, I have been fortunate enough to live here. However, like many of you, if rent control, affordable housing options and tenant protections had not been in place, I would not have been able to live in Santa Monica fresh out of college even though I worked in the neighborhood. I am here to continue to advocate for us and other young people and families that would like to live here in the future.
Outside of running for local office, I work as a data scientist and am a UC Berkeley graduate student in their Data Science program. I look forward to the possibility of working with the community, protecting those of us that are renters and being a voice that represents the collective group to help Santa Monica continue to be a leader in advocating for these important issues.