Aja Cooper is a Jacksonville, NC native with a powerful and unique voice that thrives in the telling of family dramas and love stories. She strives to be a modern-day griot whose words are materialized on-screen, all while highlighting faith and dismantling the stereotypes often associated with the African American community. Aja received a Bachelor of Arts in English from UNC Greensboro and a Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from the UNC School of the Arts. Aja is the writer of many projects, including an award-winning virtual reality screenplay entitled SLAM (a screenplay infusing slam poetry with the world of virtual reality). Aja also performed in the virtual reality production of SLAM, directed by Gary Tieche (NEVADA, PREACHER).