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Ayesha Ghazi Edwin

ENGAGE: DETROIT Program Manager and LEO Adjunct Lecturer

Ayesha Ghazi Edwin

Ayesha Ghazi Edwin, MSW ’10, is a political social worker with over 10 years’ experience in various policy areas, including labor, healthcare, voting, immigration, housing and disability. Ghazi Edwin is the current Program Manager of the ENGAGE program at the SSW, a strategic initiative that connects the school to community issues and movements for greater equity and social change. Ghazi Edwin is the former Executive Director of American Citizens for Justice (ACJ), an Asian American civil rights organization, and has been a long-time community organizer and activist in Detroit. Ghazi Edwin was appointed for a 4-year term by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, helping to advise how legislation impacts Michigan's Asian American community. Ghazi Edwin was also appointed for a 2-year term by  Mayor Christopher Taylor and the Ann Arbor City Council as an Ann Arbor Human Rights Commissioner. Ghazi Edwin currently also serves as a Research and Fund Development Specialist for Detroit Disability Power. Ghazi Edwin received the University of Michigan James T. Neubacher Certificate of Appreciation in October 2020.

Ghazi Edwin is also the founder and principal consultant of AGE Strategies LLC, and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. She assists nonprofits with fund development, research, program evaluation, communications, and process efficiency. 


Year Degree   School
2010 MSW Social Policy and Evaluation/Community & Social Systems University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2007 BA Political Science & Sociology Albion College, Albion, MI
Year Description
2020 Certificate of Appreciation from the James T. Neubacher Awards Committee

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