Aiyeshia Wong is the co-founder and Executive Director for the CICS Global Leaders Initiative microlab. She was a 2019 CICS Education Entrepreneur Fellow who worked to reimagine classroom design and close the opportunity gap for underrepresented students in Chicago. As a teacher and leader, Aiyeshia has spent the past nine years educating students, designing culturally inclusive curricula, coaching teachers, and transforming school culture. She has also launched travel abroad programs across multiple Chicago schools serving students of color from under-resourced commuities. Aiyeshia began her career in education as a high school reading teacher in Miami, Florida for Teacher for America.
Aiyeshia holds a Master's degree in Education from the University of Miami. When Aiyeshia isn't busy supporting classroom innovation at CICS, you will likely find her wobbling through a yoga class or spending time with her loving husband and lively daughter.