Seemi Choudry


527 Farm House Ln
Ames IA


Born and raised in Venezuela, Seemi is the youngest child of Pakistani immigrants who moved her family of six to Chicago at the turn of the century. In 2010, she graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish.

Since then, she has worked in community development, program management, conflict mediation, and financial technology. In 2016, Seemi joined the Chicago’s Mayor’s Office under former Mayor Rahm Emanuel. There, she worked on public policy and programs affecting immigrant and refugee populations as the Director of the Office of New Americans. After that, Seemi moved to Berlin, Germany to further research the New Comer Community as a Robert Bosch Fellow.

Recently, Seemi finished building a vacation home in Costa Rica. She is a proud aunt of two beautiful nieces and one nephew. Over the past year, she has been working on the manuscript for her first novel which is a creative non-fiction piece inspired by her life.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, playing soccer, making her specialty chai, traveling and spending time with friends and family.