Laisha Ajtun

KIPP SoCal Public Schools

Laisha Ajtun, an East Los Angeles native, attended KIPP Sol Academy. She plans to fuse her artistic and analytical nature to create aesthetically pleasing and eco-friendly infrastructures that mitigate the effects of pollution in marginalized communities. She also hopes to use her degree to contribute to humanitarian projects in developing countries where access to sustainable water and sanitation is scarce. As Laisha was born and raised in a community impacted by environmental racism, she intends to pursue a minor in public policy to advocate for increased Latino representation in decision-making processes that impact Latino communities. In her spare time, Laisha helps create and restore vandalized murals all over Los Angeles to contribute to the city’s beauty and culture.