Naqiya was born in Ohio, grew up in Karachi, and graduated from Pomona College in California with a degree in Studio Art and Media Theory. Prior to Stern, she she worked in the museum and education space in New York, helping optimize operations, marketing, and sales through data-driven strategies. At Stern, she is looking to transition into consulting and internal strategy roles with a focus on social impact. Naqiya enjoys cooking for others, drawing, exploring the city's food and art scene, watching depressing movies, and talking about why living in NYC for 10 years doesn't make her a New Yorker (yet!).