Ayda grew up in Seattle, WA and graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Studio Arts. Prior to Stern, she spent five years working in human resources and philanthropy at Liberty Mutual. At Stern, Ayda also serves on the boards of the Arts, Culture, & Cuisine Club, and the Association of Hispanic & Black Business Students. In her free time, she enjoys international travel, trying NYC restaurants and writing Yelp reviews, shopping at Costco, and DIY'ing home improvement projects.