Saumya Deva

Saumya Deva contributed to Issue Vol 72.2 Dynamics of Global Feminism


Saumya Deva, the daughter of immigrants from India, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she became heavily influenced by her blended Indian-American identity and LA art. Saumya began painting at an early age and found her artistic voice after discovering her Indian roots. She completed her undergraduate degree in International Affairs and Gender Studies as a Posse Scholar from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where her art transformed into social justice activism. She became a Charles B. Rangel Fellow in 2016, granting her a master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbia University and a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. This year, she starts her career as a U.S. diplomat. Y