Sumia Shaikh was most recently a Strategy Consultant at Vivaldi in NYC working on Brand, Innovation, and Growth Strategy projects for Fortune 500 tech clients. Before relocating to NYC, she spent several years in the Boston startup ecosystem supporting Partnerships and Program Management at a global accelerator called MassChallenge. Sumia also helped launch MassChallenge Rhode Island and HealthTech. In addition, she worked for several years on Vertex Pharmaceuticals' Innovation and External Research (VIER) team as an internal innovation consultant on diverse, company-wide initiatives. Notably, Sumia's contributions helped VIER be named an Honoree for Innovation Leader’s 2019 IMPACT Awards for Best New Initiative and earned her 3 department-nominated awards.Sumia graduated with honors from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences, and a concentration in Public Health and Program Management.
In her free time, Sumia likes to try new recipes, volunteer her time with nonprofits or startups, and attempting to beat her PR on Peloton.