Saadia is a writer with more than a decade of television reporting and advocacy communications experience. She is currently the communications director at the Economic Security Project, and was previously at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Before her time at the UN she ran storytelling and communications operations for Define American, a nonprofit that works to shift the national conversation around undocumented immigrants. She has also been a reporter and producer at Bloomberg News, as well as communications director at Malaria No More and Economic Fairness Oregon. Her work highlighting the stories of refugees and immigrants as well as her own background as a Pakistani immigrant inspired Saadia to write a forthcoming historical fiction novel that contrasts the 1947 partition of India with the Trump Administration’s 2017 immigration ban. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two magical rescue dogs.