Originally from Karachi, Pakistan's New York, Ailsa spent an adventurous childhood there before immigrating to the US a couple of years ago ready to embrace the opportunities offered to her. Currently, she is a student at UC Berkeley aiming for a English degree, and formerly a student at Cosumnes River College. She aspires to further her literary passion by working in the book industry and be instrumental in bringing the power of language and reading to people as the publisher or editor responsible for transforming a written work to its greatest potential. She has published a short story in the 6th issue of the literary magazine, the Cosumnes River Journal 2012 and was a member of the editorial board for the 7th issue of the Cosumnes River Journal. She participated in the Hart Writer’s Conference for the past two years. As a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor society, she was awarded a place on the All-California Academic Team 2013, and was an All-USA Academic Team nominee. Working as an English Tutor, she has helped students to seek the best out of their work and themselves, enlivening it to be a way for them to explore a thought and idea through their a unique lens, and how to use mistakes as stepping stones to gain a deeper comprehensive understanding of their work.