Born and raised in Venezuela, Seemi Choudry is the child of Pakistani immigrants. In the late 1990s, at the age of six, she moved with her family to Chicago. In 2010, she graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish.
Seemi is a growth-focused thought leader with expertise spanning international relations, services coordination, programme design, innovative initiatives, strategic planning, project management, human rights activism, partnership cultivation, community outreach, and client relations. In 2016, she was appointed to the role of Director of the Office of New Americans for the City of Chicago where she worked on public policy and programmes directly impacting Chicago’s foreign-born community.
Seemi is currently a Robert Bosch Fellow focusing on Social Integration and Migration. During her Fellowship with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, she is analysing and researching best practices across European municipalities and civic society to enhance and integrate Europe’s migrant community.