Asha was born in Somalia and raised in Roxbury. She attended the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School and graduated from Madison Park Technical Vocational High School. She earned her bachelor’s in psychology from Lesley University. Asha previously worked at MCPAP for Moms as a Resource and Referral Specialist, helping pregnant and postpartum individuals and families access treatment and support. This service is available to all providers in Massachusetts working with perinatal people with mental health and or substance use needs.
Asha is excited to continue to help Roxbury thrive. She looks forward to connecting with constituents, long standing community leaders, small businesses, and local organizations to improve her understanding of the neighborhood's needs, so she can identify the most effective ways to support Roxbury.
Asha loves volunteering in her community and throughout Boston neighborhoods. For self-care she enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family. She also has been teaching herself how to sew. Asha enjoys monthly massages to relieve stress.