Sumaya is based in Los Angeles and works as an associate consultant at La Piana Consulting, among the most experienced nonprofit consulting firms in the country. Previously, Sumaya served as programs associate at the Pacific Council on International Policy where she developed virtual and in-person programming. She has also worked in Human Resources at Cal State Northridge and in the Paris Office of the German Marshall Fund (GMF), where she served as a coordinator and host for the Marshall Memorial Fellowship, GMF’s flagship leadership development program.
Sumaya has an MA in European Political & Administrative Studies from the College of Europe in Belgium, and a BA in International Relations from Stanford University. She volunteers with the American Cinematheque, the Board of the Stanford National Black Alumni Association, and the Stanford Office of Undergraduate Admission.