Founded PITAPOLICY Consulting & Blog, which stands for Politics, Impact, Technology, and Analysis of the Middle East & North Africa region. She has worked on four U.S. elections campaigns. Prior to PITAPOLICY, she worked at the U.S. Government Accountability Office reviewing international affairs, trade, and nonproliferation issues. With an MPP from Georgetown University, a Certificate in Contemporary Arab Studies, and a BA from the University of Chicago, Qayyum enjoys identifying patterns. However, she enjoys the musings of Stephen Colbert even more.