Tabassum joined the Hurrell-Harring Settlement Implementation unit in January 2019 as a Research Specialist. She received her M.A. in International and Comparative Politics and Master of Public Administration from Wright State University in December 2018. Her thesis – Abandoned by Home and Burden of Host: Evaluating States' Economic Ability and Refugee Acceptance through Panel Data Analysis – focused on the ongoing refugee crisis around the world since World War II. While pursuing her graduate degrees, she worked as a Graduate Assistant and Graduate Research Assistant at the School of Public and International Affairs, Wright State University. Prior to joining ILS, she worked at the City of Kettering, Ohio, as a Planning and Development Intern.
She earned her B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Asian University for Women, Bangladesh in 2014.