Aiyana C. Edwards
is a Rise Georgia Fellow. Aiyana is an 18-year old community activist and advocate for the Black community, born and raised in South Florida. Aiyana graduated from Dillard High School 6-12 in 2019 within the top 3% of her graduating class in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she found her love for African Diaspora history, leadership, law, and politics. In her junior year, Aiyana began Dual-Enrollment at Broward College where she earned 30 college credits and was able to enter Spelman College as a Sophomore. After finishing her first year at Spelman, Aiyana is now classified as a Junior, a student on the Dean’s list, and has earned her Associate’s degree at only 18-years old. Aiyana attends Spelman College where she is majoring in Political Science and minoring in African Diaspora Studies on a Pre-Law track. Aiyana aspires to be a Civil Rights Attorney, and subsequently a U.S. Senator.