Aisha White was born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. She earned her PhD in Library and Information Science, her Master’s degree in Library Science, and her Bachelor’s degree in Media Communications all from the University of Pittsburgh. Her previous work experiences include coordinating programs for Beginning With Books, an early literacy agency, doing outreach for Family Communications, Inc., producers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and directing outreach for the National Black Programming Consortium, a member of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting National Minority Consortia.
She has worked as a Research Associate in the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences, and has taught a film course at Pitt, child development courses at Carlow University, and media literacy courses at Urban Pathways Charter School. She is also the Executive Director of Rights & Responsibilities, a human rights organization that uses film and other media to focus the eyes of the world on human rights issues impacting people of African descent.
She has two children; Jamilla and Sundiata and three grandchildren; Sundiata, Amira, and Nolan.