Aisha Sheikhnoor, an 11th-grade student from Higher Ground, is a Somali woman hailing from Minnesota. At the age of 15, she has already developed a profound love and connection with her religion, which led her to join Rabata, an all-Muslim women organization, as her first job. Prior to Rabata, Aisha gained valuable skills through various volunteer experiences.
Within Rabata, Aisha diligently engages with customers and assists in setting up the store for the day. Her ultimate aspiration is to become an optometrist and establish her own clinic in the future. Aisha’s proficiency in social skills and a hint of marketing knowledge will prove beneficial in pursuing her dream career.
During her 9th and 10th years of high school, Aisha excelled academically, achieving the prestigious “A” honor roll for her outstanding performance. In addition to her academic achievements, she actively participates in numerous extracurricular activities and programs such as Youth in Government, Women’s Leadership, and Model UN. Aisha is also a hafidah of the Quran and is currently studying tafsir in Somali.
Outside of her professional and academic pursuits, Aisha finds joy in swimming, playing football, basketball, and other sports-related activities. She also nurtures her hobbies, such as reading books and baking, to fill her leisure time.