Aya M. Waller-Bey is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Michigan, studying trauma narratives in college admissions. She is a decorated scholar and researcher who’s shared her research at the University of Amsterdam, op-eds in publications like Forbes, and invited talks, including the Aspen Center of Physics Winter Conference. Aya is a proud Detroiter and first-generation college student whose work challenges how organizations commodify the stories of the most marginalized. She holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Georgetown University and graduate degrees from the University of Cambridge in England and the University of Michigan.
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