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Mrs. Aisha Abdul Rahman


Roseville, CA
United States


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Expert in heritage preservation, genealogy, and the utilization of virtual worlds for cultural preservation. With a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree specializing in heritage preservation, Aisha has dedicated her career to preserving and sharing the rich history and culture of African and African American communities.

As an archivist at the Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum in Sacramento, California, Aisha has curated and managed collections that celebrate the contributions and legacies of these communities. Her expertise extends to the innovative use of technology, where she leverages browser-based virtual reality to create immersive educational experiences.

Aisha is also the founder of Legacy Designs Studio, a non-profit art gallery in the virtual world of Second Life. Through this pioneering venture, she advances the mission of making cultural heritage accessible through cutting-edge technology.

Aisha's personal journey, which led to her obtaining dual citizenship in Sierra Leone through genetic genealogy, highlights her commitment to reconnecting individuals with their ancestral roots. This unique experience has further enriched her expertise and deepened her understanding of the importance of heritage preservation.

As a recent graduate with an MLIS degree, Aisha continues to contribute her knowledge and skills to the field of heritage preservation. Her dedication to excellence, coupled with her innovative approaches, makes her a sought-after expert in the domains of archival science, genealogy, and virtual heritage preservation.

Aisha Abdul Rahman's expertise is marked by a passion for education and a commitment to bridging cultural divides by preserving and sharing the diverse and valuable histories of African and African American communities.

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  • Association
  • Chapter Initiations
  • College/University Faculty
  • College/University Students
  • Corporation
  • Non-Profit

Professional Status

  • Experienced Professional

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Location Availability
Locations - travel expense reimbursement not required
Webinar / Online
United States (California)
Locations - travel expense reimbursement required
Cote D'Ivoire
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
The Netherlands
Trinidad & Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming)
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Speaker Fee Yes
300.00 (USD)
Fee Details:
**Base Fee:**
- For local or virtual events: $350 - $750

**Premium Fee:**
- For larger confrences, and events: $1,200 - $3,500

**Travel Expenses:**
- Travel expenses will be billed separately and will cover transportation, accommodation, and meals if applicable.

**Special Circumstances:**
- I may consider offering discounts for non-profit organizations, educational institutions, or smaller local events. Negotiations are possible for specific situations.

**Payment Terms:**
- 50% deposit upfront to secure my services with the remaining 50% paid upon completion of the speaking engagement.


Description Presented Before?
Bridging the Digital Divide in Heritage Preservation using Browser Based VR with Aisha Abdul Rahman  (1)  
Bridging the Digital Divide in Heritage Preservation using Browser-Based VR with Aisha Abdul Rahman. A 2024 CPGE Presentation on Heritage Preservation and Browser-Based Virtual Reality Platforms
I have a Pre Recorded Presentation for the 2024 CPGE event to be shared with guests.
Tracing Roots: Unveiling Your Genetic Genealogy Journey  (1)  
A series of videos where we embark on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery through genetic genealogy. Explore the fascinating world of DNA testing and genealogical research as we uncover hidden family histories and ancestral connections. Whether you're a seasoned genealogist or just curious about your heritage, these videos provide valuable insights, practical tips, and heartwarming stories that will inspire and empower you to trace your own roots.

In this series, we delve into the intricacies of genetic genealogy, covering topics like selecting the right DNA test, interpreting your results, and connecting with long-lost relatives. Along the way, I share my personal experiences and the stories of others who have embarked on this transformative journey. Get ready to unlock the mysteries of your family's past and embark on an adventure that spans generations.
My Youtube channel has a series of videos where I share everything I know about genetic genealogical testing, the various types of tests, testing companies and test results.
Legacy Planning and Building: Empowering Future Generations  (1)  
Legacy isn't just about the past; it's about the future. In this empowering presentation, I delve into the significance of legacy planning and building. Drawing from my experience in genealogy and heritage preservation, I provide practical strategies for documenting and passing on your family's unique story. Discover how preserving your legacy can empower and inspire future generations.
I have a series on my Youtube Channel about documenting and preserving your family history.
Reconnecting with Your African Ancestry: A Personal Journey  (1)  
Join me on a captivating journey of self-discovery and reconnection with African roots. In this presentation, I share my own compelling narrative of obtaining citizenship in Sierra Leone through genetic genealogy. I explore the emotional and cultural aspects of this profound journey, offering insights into the importance of heritage reclamation. Ideal for those seeking their own ancestral paths or anyone curious about the power of DNA testing.
My Youtube Channel has a 14 video series plus additional videos about my experience and the process.
Virtual Heritage Preservation: Exploring Cultural Legacies in VR  (1)  
Step into the immersive world of virtual heritage preservation. In this cutting-edge presentation, I showcase the power of browser-based VR technology in preserving and sharing cultural legacies. Through real-life examples and demonstrations, I reveal how virtual worlds can bridge the digital divide, making heritage accessible to all. Whether you're a museum curator, historian, or tech enthusiast, you'll gain insights into the future of heritage preservation.
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Archiving Your Legacy: Digitization and Preservation of Family Records 
Preserving family history is a priceless endeavor. In this presentation, I empower individuals and families to take charge of their legacies. I provide practical guidance on digitizing and preserving family records, photos, and memorabilia. Drawing from my expertise in heritage preservation and archival studies, I offer tips, best practices, and innovative techniques for safeguarding your heritage for generations to come.
Navigating the Ancestral Journey: Uncovering African Roots Through Genetic Genealogy  (1)  
In this enlightening presentation, I delve into the fascinating world of genetic genealogy. With a blend of storytelling and technical insights, I guide audiences through the process of unlocking their African heritage. Drawing from my own journey to obtain Sierra Leonean citizenship through genetic genealogy proof with African Ancestry, I share personal anecdotes that inspire and educate.
Wanderful Womens Travel Community , 2022