Malakia focuses on early career engagement programs, individual career advising, and teach a course on Personal Career Development. Her background has included working with traditional and non-traditional aged students at commuter and residential colleges throughout Massachusetts, including Bunker Hill Community College, MIT, Northeastern, and Brandeis University. She is the child of immigrants from Montserrat, West Indies, and she has a particular interest in studying the college adjustment, academic retention, and career development strategies of first generation college students, women in underrepresented careers, and international students.
Malakia holds a Master’s of Science degree in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University, and prior to my graduate study she earned a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Bachelors of Arts in African American Studies from Oberlin College. In her spare time she enjoys tennis, reading books on personal finance, and attending dance and music performances.