Sumaiya staffs the immigration legal clinics at Elmhurst and Lincoln hospitals. Prior to joining NYLAG, Sumaiya was a litigation associate at Chadbourne & Parke LLP. Before law school, Sumaiya worked as the intake paralegal at African Services Committee, where she advocated for clients in asylum, public benefits, and landlord-tenant matters. Sumaiya received her B.A. in History from Columbia College, Columbia University, her M.A. in Economic Law from Sciences Po École de droit, and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.