Former Senior Advisor, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and National Economic Council
- White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
- National Economic Council
- U.S. House of Representatives
- Artificial intelligence and technology
- Economic policy
- Financial regulation and consumer protection
- Swarthmore College, B.A.
APRIL 19, 2023
CNN | White House careers are notoriously tough — but working during Ramadan presents its own challenges
Aya Ibrahim’s phone is lighting up. The Biden administration senior adviser is in a 90-member group text with other Muslim American staffers, and during this holy month of Ramadan, it’s lively. The group chat, Ibrahim said, is a critical refuge for her and her colleagues, in a personal capacity, to connect over “the unique experience of being Muslim in this country.”
“It’s a space that reflects the pretty significant community that we have here. … It’s just nice to have a reminder that there are a lot of other people who are having similar experiences as you are across the administration,” Ibrahim said.
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Aya Ibrahim is a strategist with deep expertise in economic and technology policy, coalition building, and storytelling. She recently left the White House after serving as the Senior Advisor to the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), leading the finalizing and rollout of the Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights. Aya came to OSTP from the National Economic Council, where she managed a portfolio including financial regulation, consumer finance, and technology and led the President’s Executive Order on the Responsible Development of Digital Assets. Prior to her time at the White House, Aya served as Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s senior economic advisor, managing her work on the Financial Services Committee and broader technology and civil liberties agenda.