Inspired by the 2008 presidential election, Aleesha researched which corporations and special interest groups controlled each candidate. The more she searched, the more passionate she became. Aleesha was incensed about what appeared to be puppets running for America’s highest office. Merit College Advisors suggested that she write a book to tell all about each candidate and helped her organize each chapter. She ran into obstacles getting the real numbers because of campaign finance loopholes. Looking for solutions to the endless pit of corruption, Aleesha masterminded new methods for politicians to finance their campaigns. After 6 months of researching and writing, Aleesha published Who’s Controlling Your Candidate? to share her newfound statistics with the public. An activist to the core, Aleesha is enjoying college at UC Berkeley.