Ayten is a first-year M.S./R.D. candidate in the Food Policy and Applied Nutrition program at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Her concentrations are in both nutrition interventions (design, operation, and management) and clinical dietetics. She holds a B.S. in Neuroscience and Psychology from Duke University, and has a combined decade of research in both cellular neuropharmacology and clinical medical device studies.