Aya is working on her MFA thesis in 3D Modeling at RIT. She was born in Boston and grew up mostly in New Hampshire. She has worked in various companies throughout Rhode Island and New York City. As an undergrad at RISD, Aya studied both Industrial Design and Film. She graduated from the film/animation/video department with a BFA. For 3.5 years she worked as a video editor and compositor. After leaving Rhode Island, Aya worked for a year at Modern Martial Arts as a web designer and developer. She is exporing a new future in the implementation of 3D graphics into video games and film.