Marsha Massiah Aaron


Marsha Massiah-Aaron was born and raised in the twin-island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. She migrated to the United States shortly after receiving her undergraduate from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. Her education continued at New York University and at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she stoked and cultivated her passion for managing creative projects. For the last 20 years, she has worked extensively in gender and development research, communication and education. Currently, she shares her work week between instructional design in healthcare and the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival where she serves as the founder and executive director. Through the BCLF, she is building a bridge for the movement of the Caribbean literary canon between the region and its diasporas and amplifying indigenous storytelling. Her past clients include the Center for Gender and Development Studies, a suite of Caribbean-based NGOs, and has contributed to various United Nations-sponsored studies and literary reviews.

A third-year BHMS parent, Marsha currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband Christopher and is the mother to a wondrous 8-year-old Indian-Ocean-dwelling boy, named Kai.