Asia LaShay Waller, of Atlanta, Georgia, graduated with a Master of Education degree in learning, leadership and organization development at Emory University of Georgia in July.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee in 2010, and works in the Career Center at Emory University.

She is the daughter of Angela W. Hilt, and her stepfather is Charles Hilt of Anitoch, Tennessee. She is the granddaughter of Mary Waller Pannell of Nathalie.