Sumaya (she/her) helps deliver high-value organizational results to our clients, serving as the hub for consulting projects and ensuring excellent customer service. She specializes in research, strategic communications, and project management. Her ability to manage complex engagements and deliver quality work products contributes to clients’ confidence and overall success.
Previously, Sumaya served as programs associate at the Pacific Council on International Policy where she developed programming to engage stakeholders on how local experiences and conditions connect to global policy and action. She coordinated dozens of high-level events every year, edited online content and marketing materials, and authored several publications on foreign policy issues. Sumaya also led other diversity and inclusion initiatives for the Pacific Council, including recruitment of speakers who advanced the organization’s diversity and inclusion goals, drafting onboarding recommendations, serving on an employee taskforce to recruit and select a contract DEI consultant, and creating and conducting a staff inclusion survey.
Sumaya also worked as an administrative support assistant for Human Resources at Cal State Northridge and for the Transatlantic Leadership Initiative 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 a Master of Arts in European Political & Administrative Studies from the College of Europe in Belgium, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Stanford University. She volunteers as a Board Associate for the Stanford National Black Alumni Association.