Sumaiya is an MSc candidate in Comparative Social Policy. She is interested in studying the impact of labour migration, notably temporary migration, on social and intergenerational mobility.
Sumaiya graduated from the University of Toronto with a Hons BA in Public Policy and English Literature. She previously worked as a Senior Project Coordinator for a Canadian Holocaust education and commemoration registered charity. Sumaiya also serves as Co-Board Chair for a Toronto-based non-profit serving Bangladeshi women of the diaspora. Sumaiya is also a researcher and writer at a 501(c) non-profit that focuses on increasing education rates for Indigenous youth of the Chittagong Hill Tract while challenging the decline of Indigenous languages spoken in the region. Sumaiya has also previously worked in the consulting, education policy, and infrastructure policy spheres.