Ayisha McHugh earned her J.D. degree from Columbia Law School, and her B.S. from Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. While at Columbia, Ayisha participated in the Mediation Clinic and gained certification to mediate through the New York Peace Institute. As a part of the Mediation Clinic, she worked with the Director of the Mediation Clinic at Columbia Law School to train global ambassadors in Tokyo, Japan, and judges and mediators from the high court of Delhi, India in the fundamental techniques of mediation and the advantages of alternative dispute resolution.