Aliya majored in magazine journalism with a minor in German at the University of Oregon.
She was promoted to Copy-Chief of multicultural Ethos magazine after working as a writer for two and a half years. In 2015-2016 she studied abroad in Germany, and wrote Guest Viewpoints for The Register-Guard about the election, sexual assault, and refugee situation; she also continued writing for Ethos as a foreign-correspondent, where she profiled four refugees, and traveled to Bosnia to write about the aftermath of the Bosnian War.
After graduating from the University of Oregon, She completed an internship at Capital Press, in Salem, Oregon, as part of the 2017 Charles Snowden Excellence in Journalism Program.
Aliya now freelances for Capital Press as an agricultural reporter; for The Register-Guard as a business reporter; Fern Ridge Review, Creswell Chronicle and Tribune News as a general reporter. She also has bylines at Oregon Jewish Life and Oxygen’s True Crime Network.
Themes that are present in her work include: human rights issues, overcoming adversary, urban-rural divide, agriculture, education and business.
In her spare time, Aliya enjoys playing ukulele, learning languages, and traveling.