PROFILE

Kareema Suleiman

Associate, Community Engagement & New Business Development

Kareema provides community engagement support for Consensus outreach programs while also being responsible for managing business development. She specializes in tracking potential opportunities to provide Consensus services to government agencies, responding to requests for bids and organizing leads. She is highly skilled in analytic research, synthesizing information, writing, and providing strategic input for community outreach events.

Prior to Consensus, Kareema worked in the Resource Development department for International Medical Corps, a humanitarian organization that provides healthcare and training services to people affected by conflict, natural disasters and diseases around the world. She focused on creating reports, analyzing fundraising data and developing acknowledgment letters for major donors and institutional grants. 

During her academic career, Kareema was heavily involved with the student non-profit, Motivate & Empower, serving on the Executive Team for three years. She led socio-cultural discussions and co-produced community engagement projects for Downtown Women’s Center, LAUSD and Facebook Tech Prep, which positively impacted USC students, the surrounding community and the relationship therein. She also served as a Research Assistant for the International Crisis Behavior: Near Crisis Project at the USC School of International Relations, conducting political risk analysis of historical cases, presenting bi-weekly reports on potential “near crises” that may be added to the International Crisis Behavior Database. She also worked as a tutor for Student Athlete Academic Services and served as an Intern at Omaze, an online sweepstakes company.

Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Kareema has made Los Angeles her home since she began her studies at USC. In her free time, Kareema enjoys taking classes at commercial dance studios around Los Angeles, baking, tutoring and exploring new vegan restaurants.

Kareema earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and minors in Spanish and Dance from the University of Southern California.