Rehnuma completed her BSS and MSS in Economics at Islamic University, Bangladesh before undertaking an MSc in Development Evaluation and Management at the University of Antwerp. She received VLIR-UOS Scholarship for pursuing MSc at University of Antwerp, Belgium. The focus of her MSc thesis was on assessing community-based wetland resource management in the livelihood improvement and environmental sustainability. Prior to enrolling current PhD research, she worked 10 years as a permanent faculty in Economics at Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, a government owned University in Bangladesh. During 2015 to 2018 she involved in two research projects in the area of livelihoods security and sustainability of the wetland community. She is currently on academic study leave to pursue her PhD.