Ayda Kassim was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. At the age of eight, she
moved to Alexandria, VA, where she completed her secondary education
at the Great T.C. Williams High School, known from the movie “Remember the Titans”. At T.C. Williams, she served as a varsity basketball captain and excelled as a
sprinter/thrower in track and field.
Ayda earned her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology Exercise Science, with an emphasis on pre-physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University in the spring of 2019. While preparing for graduation, Ayda completed the 12-week externship program in the spring of 2019 which led to joining our Michael Johnson Performance Team in the summer of 2019.