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Ayesha Ghazi Edwin

ENGAGE: DETROIT Program Manager and LEO Lecturer I

Ayesha Ghazi Edwin

Ayesha Ghazi Edwin, MSW '10, is a political social worker and community organizer with over 10 years of experience in various social justice areas, including labor, healthcare, voting, immigration, housing and disability. Ghazi Edwin serves as a lecturer and program manager for the School of Social Work's ENGAGE initiative, where she creates and facilitates virtual discussions for the school and community-at-large. Ghazi Edwin specializes in community-based research and developing and teaching community-engaged courses. She is the creator and co-director of the School of Social Work's Disability Inclusion and Accessible Design certificate program. In addition to her MSW, Ghazi Edwin holds a Lean Six Sigma from U-M's School of Engineering.

In 2022, Ghazi Edwin was elected to Ann Arbor City Council representing Ward 3 - a region that includes the School of Social Work - for a four-year term. Ghazi Edwin also serves as the Governor Whitmer-appointed chair of the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission.

Ghazi Edwin received U-M's James T. Neubacher Certificate of Appreciation in October 2020. In 2021, she received the DEI Impact Award from the School of Social Work, and was one of five faculty university-wide to receive U-M's Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize.


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

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