Saaima Bholat currently works for the U.S. Department of State, Office of Foreign Missions. Prior to her current role, she worked at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in asylum case processing at the Los Angeles Asylum Field Office. With an interest in foreign affairs and migration policy, she completed the MPA program's consultancy with the Clinton Foundation Foreign Policy team in New York. A Southern California native, Saaima received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Irvine. She speaks Gujarati, Urdu, and Spanish.