Aishah Elinor Holland obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Temple University and studied Arabic at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a summer program at the Center for Arabic Studies at the University of Cairo. She has been a student of both Arabic and English calligraphy for over 20 years. Since 1988 she has been a student of Khatt with the master calligrapher Ustadh Mohamed Zakariya, and has been teaching Islamic calligraphy to students of all ages at schools, museums and other learning institutions since 1994. Her freelance work includes private commissions and commercial pieces.
Information and photograph from Deen Intensive (correct as of April 2003).