Aisha Adkins is a sought-after writer, speaker, and consultant who is passionate about building an equitable, inclusive, and comprehensive public health and care infrastructure using media, storytelling, and culture and policy change. She earned her Master’s of Public Administration and Nonprofit Professional certificate on the Nonprofit Management Track with an individual concentration in Public Health and Sociology from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in 2020.
While completing her graduate studies, she served as a graduate research assistant on the Faith Village/Alter project under the guidance of mentor and Emory University professor Dr. Fayron R. Epps, where she became a featured academic author regarding their study on faith-based education and services for African-American caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. She co-facilitated the Caring Across Generations Care Fellowship as a legislative and organizing analyst to fulfill her internship requirements.
In 2017, she launched the online platform, Our Turn 2 Care, which connects marginalized millennial caregivers with information, resources, and each other. In 2021, the organization will secure 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit status and launch virtual support groups and other services.
Her words and thoughts have also been featured in numerous media outlets, including Washington Post, New York Times, Blavity, Thrive Global, The Black Expat, and Refinery29. Aisha is available for consults, speaking engagements, and featured writing requests on millennial caregiving, aging and the Black/African-American community, and dementia and cognitive impairment (from a non-clinical perspective).
She enjoys classic film, live music, and the great outdoors, and aspires to become a tea connoisseur.