Aisha Gayle Turner
Aisha Gayle Turner – is the Vice President of Advancement for IDEA Public Schools in Austin where she is responsible for developing and implementing a multi-year strategy to meet ambitious external affairs goals for the region. Prior to her current role, Aisha served as the Managing Director of National Development for OneGoal, a college access and success non-profit; and as the Managing Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Teach For America - New York. She has held numerous positions in education, law and media, including practicing intellectual property law at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Aisha has served as adjunct faculty at New York City College of Technology and on the board of trustees of Blair Academy and Behind the Book. She holds a B.A. from Yale University, an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University, and a JD from Duke University School of Law.
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