Independent Research Project: “Female Bodies in the European Muslim Migrant Community.”

WGSE Alumni, Saima Toppa
Saima Toppa, WGSE Student in 2011

Saima graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in Study of Women, Gender, & Sexuality & Asian Studies and earned a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from New York University Silver School of Social Work. After graduating, Saima worked as a hospice social worker and an advocate for South Asian domestic violence survivors. Currently, she is a clinical therapist in private practice in NYC. In her practice, Saima specializes in working with adults and adolescents with significant anxiety, eating disorders, and grief/loss issues. She also has a particularly strong passion for working with women across the lifespan. She helps women struggling with food/eating, body dysmorphia, infertility, pregnancy, and with navigating postpartum transitions. Saima also strives to maintain a diverse practice concerning race and sexual/gender orientation. Saima is a proud mother of a curious and infectiously happy 9-month old boy, Suleyman, and resides in Brooklyn, NY.