Aya Mercer Bonner is originally from Washington D.C., but moved to NYC at the age of 11. She resides in the Bronx and is currently a student at Lehman College where she is getting her B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Spanish. Aya has a love for understanding the world around her and is eager to contribute to the betterment of our society through genuine love and care. She has been a volunteer here at Third Root since March 2017 and is now part of the administrative team. The community at Third Root has truly become an inspiration for learning and living for Aya. She is deeply respectful of alternative routes to community healing, and aspires to cultivate her own healing practice.