Aykezar is a biological research scientist who lives in California. Immigrating from Urumqi at age 5, Aykezar has lived in America nearly her whole life but has not forgotten her Uyghur roots. Her research is based in DNA sequencing. Outside of this, she enjoys writing poetry, often exploring Uyghur culture and issues, and uses her language skills to help translate and edit text from Uyghur to English. Her work has also been published in Red Wheelbarrow Anthology, an anthology with fellow writers.
In addition to science and writing, Aykezar enjoys volleyball, being in nature, snowboarding and having meaningful conversations with friends.