Siju earned her BA from Cornell University, where she studied English Literature and graduated cum laude. During her time in undergraduate school, Siju participated in cultural clubs, engaged in event planning, and helped mentor disadvantaged youth within the surrounding community. After completing her undergraduate career, Siju attended Columbia Law School, where she furthered her passions for international human rights and earned her JD. Throughout law school, Siju participated in student organizations such as Rightslink and the Law in African Student Society; through which she helped coordinate the African Economic Forum. Siju also gained admission into the intensive Human Rights Clinic, where she engaged in supporting human rights defenders and assisting civil society organizations with their legal reform and prosecutorial justice efforts in Peru and the Central African Republic. She also has experience with promoting indigenous rights, capacity building efforts, and corporate accountability in West Africa. During her final year of law school, Siju attended the University of Amsterdam School of Law. Here she pursued her Masters of Law in International Criminal Law. During her time at Columbia Law School, Siju was awarded the Parker School Certificate for Achievement in International and Comparative Law and the Human Rights Institute Commendation for Leadership and Commitment in Human Rights; she was also named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
Upon graduation, Siju was the recipient of the prestigious David W. Leebron fellowship. Siju completed her fellowship with UNHCR in Nairobi, Kenya, where she worked with refugees and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence seeking resettlement. Since the completion of her fellowship, Siju has joined The Carter Center. Through her role here, Siju provides support to civil society organizations working on citizen observation, gender parity, and electoral and constitutional reform projects. Siju is also currently barred in the state of New York. In addition to her human rights and international development work, Siju is an avid reader and writer. Her poetry can be found in the Monocle and the Voices of African Women Vol. 1 Anthology; she also has a short story, pending publication, in the Voodonauts Vol. 1 Anthology. In her free time, Siju can be found hanging out with friends, watching kdramas, or dancing.