Aquila has spent her adult working career as Learning and program development professional starting with the Salvation Army, and US Peace Corps (Namibia) and DC Public Schools. For the past 10 years she has taught and facilitated both nationally and internationally hundreds of students of all ages in use technology, entrepreneurship. After 20 years of service, she realized that while providing the basic needs of people who are living in poverty it is more important to train them how to sustain themselves.
As a result, in 2017 she completed her master’s degree in Sustainable Development from SIT Graduate Institute of Washington DC. Within her professional career, she has received many awards and special recognition. She has several news articles published in the Washingtonian, Washington Post Magazine, The Namibian New Era, and recently from her graduate school alumni. As of 2019 Ms. Ledbetter is currently a Workforce Development Trainer at Grant Associates and a loving mother.