America Ali Yahya is a Yemeni-American and was born and raised in Southwest Detroit. She is currently studying at Wayne State University and is on a Social Work track with a minor in Public Health. Her professional interests include topics relating to her community: educational justice, environmental justice, and public health. For over eight years, America has volunteered, been engaged in her city of Detroit, and was involved in various organizations that worked towards the progression of topics such as education justice, law reform, and providing opportunities and guidance to the underprivileged. America became a member of AAYSP because she trusts in its mission of filling the gap between students and professionals in local communities. Her personal interests include exploring museums, hiking, cycling, photographing, reading and journaling.