Aliyya Stude was born in Beirut and moved to the United States in 1979.  She has an undergraduate degree in Business and a MBA from the University of St. Thomas. She worked with Yellowstone Capital from 1994 to 2000, and since 2006 has been the with Sotheby’s Houston.  She is currently Vice President, Head of Houston Office.  Aliyya is on the board of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and on the development committee at the Menil.  Her past involvements have included CIS, SPA, the Baker Institute, and Da Camera of Houston.

She has two children, Soraya and Micajah, ages 18 and 20.