Aisha was born in Cairo, Egypt and immigrated to the United States with her family in the early 1990s. Aisha's early childhood in Egypt and regular summer visits growing up gave her dual exposure to industrial development and its disparate impacts on a global scale. During a summer project in Bhopal, India in 2008, Aisha visited Union Carbide’s industrial disaster site. She learned about the ongoing legal campaigns for justice and became captivated by challenges of the corporate form and its legal and environmental implications.
After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill, Aisha pursued master's and doctorate degrees at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, focusing on public challenges to the modern corporation and the development of effective corporate responsibility regimes. Aisha then spent two years as an assistant professor at the American University in Cairo, helping to launch a master's in sustainable development. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and currently the Earl B. Dickerson Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School and the Director of Executive Education for Oxford University’s Sustainable Law Program.