Suma graduated from XLRI in 1987 were she was a student of Business Management. She worked for several years in the market research industry as a qualitative researcher, in companies such as Nielsen, TNS in UAE, Hong Kong, Indonesia. She had a stint with CRY from 1991- 1994. Suma is now back with CRY and heads CRY’s Southern Region. She hopes to build a community of individuals who work towards creating platforms and opportunities that truly bring in transformative change for children. She is also part of a trust that promotes health care in and around the districts of Palakkad, Trissur, Malappuram.