Sumaya Malas is a 2019 Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow working on nuclear policy, international security, and arms control at WAND. She graduated from Michigan State University with degrees in International Relations, Comparative Cultures and Politics, and Arabic with a minor in Muslim Studies. Sumaya has conducted research on U.S. foreign policy and armed conflict in the Middle East, authoritarian states, international development, and global governance. In addition, she has worked at the United Nations Population Fund in New York City, St. Vincent Catholic Charities Refugee Services, and as a field translator in Al-Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. A Syrian-American, Sumaya grew up in East Lansing, Michigan and speaks Arabic. She has traveled to Sri Lanka, Syria, Lebanon, and Jerusalem to understand conflict-resolution and peace-building efforts. Sumaya is interested in analyzing conditions that precede conflict and other aggravators in order to pursue solutions to armed conflict and failed states.