Synda graduated as valedictorian from the University of Calabar- Nigeria where she obtained her law degree with First Class Honours. She holds an LLM (with Distinction) in Environmental Law and Policy from the University of Kent and a PhD in law from the University of Birmingham. Synda is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and a former Commonwealth Scholar (2013-2014).
Synda taught law at the University of Calabar and represented clients in Nigerian courts prior to joining the Birmingham Law School. As a Doctoral Researcher in the Birmingham Law School, she was a Teaching Associate before taking up the role of Teaching Fellow. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.