Sumaya Quillian is an Programs Associate at the Pacific Council on International Policy, where she produces virtual and in-person programming, including teleconferences, marquee events, and conferences. Sumaya holds a BA in international relations from Stanford University and an MA in European politics from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. Her graduate research focused on EU lobbying practices and the arts as a tool for inclusion in global affairs.
During her Stanford study abroad in Paris, Sumaya developed a love for French cuisine, marathon hot chocolate sessions, and playing pétanque. She moved back to the city for a year after her master’s, interning in transatlantic leadership programs at the German Marshall Fund’s Paris Office. Prior to the Pacific Council, she also worked in various sectors including communications, human resources, and editing. When she's not in the office, Sumaya enjoys being surrounded by family, watching classic films, and reading James Baldwin.