Sumita is currently in the doctoral program in English at Emory University and holds a BA in English and creative writing from Wellesley College. Her interdisciplinary research primarily addresses poetry. At Emory, she has TAed and taught courses in American literature and in composition, and has undergone pedagogical training. She has tutored K-12 students on a variety of humanities subjects and standardized tests for over a decade; she was also a peer tutor at Wellesley for the English department and for the Writing Program, and she has been a volunteer instructor with multiple other organizations teaching a range of students, including adult learners.
In addition to studying and teaching English and writing, Sumita is a working writer (poetry and criticism) and editor (assistant poetry editor, AGNI Magazine). She loves all things art and media, is a fervent Patriots fan, and played piano for fourteen years.