Shukufa holds a Bachelor of Law from Western Sydney University and currently works with the Department of Education with the NSW Government as a Policy officer focusing on policy and programs in early childhood education.
She has worked previously as a Policy Officer with the Refugee Council of Australia. Her work involved policy analysis, research and advocacy on issues affecting people seeking asylum and refugees.
She is the Deputy Chair of the National Refugee-led Advisory and Advocacy Group (NRAAG) as well as an Advisory Committee member of UNSW Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law.
She is also one of the executive board member of Akademos Society that helps with the education of girls, youth and children in Afghanistan and Pakistan.