Malia first joined GHS as a UNGA Guide project consultant and continues as an Associate. A graduate of Harvard College, Malia earned a B.A. in Psychology and French. She also studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, where her coursework focused on the intersection of media and public health. Throughout her college experience, she served in several leadership roles for Strong Women, Strong Girls, a nonprofit organization that partners girls from low-resource communities in Boston with college mentors. Additionally, she interned in marketing and communications for several Harvard offices. Originally from Idaho, Malia spent a gap semester serving as a crisis advocate for Safe Passage, a domestic violence shelter in her hometown. She is currently working with the Harvard Lab for Youth Mental Health to publish a scoping review of decision-making in youth psychotherapy.
Malia cares deeply about increasing global access to equitable health and mental health services, particularly for low-resource youth and women, and is passionate about utilizing the power of storytelling to create systems-level change.