Mumtaz studied Biomedical Materials Science and Engineering at Queen Mary College, UoL. She worked in medical research and lectured at QM before completing her PGCE. She has taught Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics in secondary schools and FE colleges. Mumtaz has a diploma in spiritual and cultural care in mental health. Mumtaz project manages within the charity sector in her spare time and also more recently for local authority refugee projects. Mumtaz is multi-lingual and speaks 6 languages, 3 of which she is also literate in.