Ayten is an M.S./R.D. candidate in the Food and Nutrition Policy and Programs concentration at Tufts Friedman School, 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.