Ayana is a single mother and community organizer running to become the first Black Alderwoman in Chicago's 21st ward. She was thrust into action after her child’s school experienced shootings three times last year.
Ayana believes in the power of the collective and, as Alderwoman, she plans to use her office as a conduit for change. She understands that violence is a multilayered struggle tied to poverty, and she works tirelessly to combat the root causes. She plans to rebuild the 21st ward through education funding, mental health expansion, infrastructure improvement, and comprehensive public safety.
Ayana currently serves as a community advocate for a member of congress and works with various community organizations. Most notably, she is an advisory board member of Hustle Mommies, an organization dedicated to uplifting mom entrepreneurs and supporting families who lost loved ones to gun violence.