Aliya was born and raised in Atlanta. Ever since she was little, Aliya wanted to pursue a career in which she could help and take care of animals but ended up trying different careers. Aliya went from computer animation to graphic design, but none of those truly made her happy. After a lot of thought, she changed career paths and obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology and physical science at Gordon State College. Choosing to work with animals was the best choice she’s ever made, and she couldn’t be happier.