Ayanna is a native Washington. She will serve as the Director of Community Arts Education, working to ensure quality arts programming and equity access to the youth and families of DC. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in African American Studies from the College of Wooster in Ohio and her Master’s Degree in Performance Studies from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU in New York. After spending some years in New York, Ayanna is thrilled to be back home to serve her local community. She also a vocalist and performance artist and loves to cook, travel, and spend time with friends and family.