Suraiya grew up in several parts of the world including Montreal and Dubai; she graduated from NYU Abu Dhabi with a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics. Prior to Stern, she worked on management academic research and HBS MBA business case development while completing her undergraduate degree. At Stern, she also serves as the leader of Block 1. In her free time, Suraiya enjoys third wave coffee, global travel, soccer and snowboarding.