Sumaiya Malik covers NW Austin with Williamson County as her beat at Community Impact Newspaper. She completed a masters in journalism and media from the University of Texas at Austin in Spring 2022. Previously, her work has appeared in the Austin American Statesman, Austin Chronicle, Tribeza, Austonia, Austin Monitor, Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine and Edible Austin. She writes web and print stories including business and restaurant profiles, government, city news and area transportation. She is also the co-founder of Austin Arts and Drama Initiative.