Aya is currently the Head of Inclusion Strategy and Innovation for Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) and is based in Basel, Switzerland. At NIBR, Aya focuses on an evidence based approach to D&I focusing on strategy and driving innovation through inclusion and diversity of experiences and thinking. She has a commitment to patient- and end-user centered care and innovation in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Prior to joining NIBR, Aya was the Head, Innovation and Partnership at the Novartis Foundation. At the Foundation, she focused on driving collaborations across the public and private sector as well as leading the work in digital health to develop innovative healthcare models in LMICs. She also worked as the Program Manager for CAMTech and research analyst in finance. Aya graduated from Dartmouth College.